Hello All! Just joined the site and wanted to say hello. I have a full time job here in California but recently took quite an affinity to cooking as a hobby. A month ago, the only things I knew how to cook were eggs, chicken (which I always burnt), and microwaveable rice (doesn't count I know haha). Now, my pantry is completely with the cooking essentials, I have a few nice pots/pans/knives and I've been reading nonstop and learning new french and asian techniques. Not planning on going to culinary school anytime soon because of the time/money but I am interested in possibly working in a restaurant (as a prep chef potentially) for fun on weekends to learn more about cooking. Looking forward to learning a ton on this site and meeting other people stoked about food and cooking!