Hi everyone I'm glad I came across this place and looking forward to what I can learn here. I am no stranger to forums, and use the same handle (Potato42) on a number of others including some knife/cutlery related forums. I've always had an interest in good food and a desire to experiment to see what else can be done. I also have a passion for good tools, and you might say I have a bit of a knife addiction ;) When I was younger I worked as a line cook for a couple years at a few different places. These were your average kind of restaurants, not high class gourmet fine dining establishments. I learned a lot about the business of making food efficiently, but it was hard to stay passionate about the work. Today I'm content to create interesting and tasty dishes at home according to my schedule and desires.