Hello Malch and welcome! Somehow your post got past us moderators; sorry for the delay in welcoming you. We're happy to have you with us. We strive to make Chef Talk a helpful and enjoyable site for everyone, regardless of age or cooking experience.
What is your favorite type of food to cook? Are there techniques you'd like to try? How did you get interested in food and cooking? Many of us have mentors who lit the fire under us, so to speak.
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Thanks for the warm welcome! My favorite thing to cook is probably eggs. They're fun because they respond so quickly to whatever you do, so you immediately know if you're on the right track. I got most of my interest in cooking from my dad who always cooked breakfast for my family when I was younger. My mom also did a lot of baking, so I picked that up from her. Another thing that drives me to cook better is competing with my older brother. I can't wait to explore some of the other features of this site!