Just thought I'd do the whole formal introduction thing . I've been cooking since I was a kid. My dad was a chef and spent a lot of time in the southwest/south of the U.S. so I suppose a lot of my influences go that way too when it comes to what I like to cook best. I'm from the prairies, but currently living in Vancouver, BC and heading back to school for culinary arts. Since most of my friends rolls their eyes when I try to talk about cooking, I thought I'd find a place with like-minded enthusiasts .