member of several baking forums and felt the need for some fresh air...so lurked around a few promising sites (LOVE lurking, hehehe) and kept coming back here. The feel of community is strong and seldom do I come across any of the "better than thou" attitudes so common elsewhere. So...have been a lover of all things food since my first cooking lesson, standing on a chair (with one of Gma Van's aprons rolled up and tied tight) at the old gas monstrosity, stirring the gumbo....