Hi Everyone, my name is Amy, and I've been "stalking" the Chef Talk forums for quite some time now. I've always hesitated to register because I was more focused on learning from all the amazing people here then actually posting, especially since my cooking knowledge is fairly limited. Both my mother and grandmother are amazing cooks, and while I always enjoyed their food growing up, I was spoiled to the point that I never fully grasped how good I had it until I moved out and realized what I was missing.
I've been able to pick up a few things along the way (I can make a mean pot of steamed rice), but I've just recently started my journey to become a better cook and this has led to me spending more time with my mom and grandmother, as well as accumulating a vast collection of cook books, with my journey ultimately leading me to this website.
Other then that, I live in L.A., have a miniature puddle named "Tulip" who is my constant companion, and I love great food, especially "hole in the wall" ethnic cuisine. I'm looking forward to learning more about cooking from all the great people on this forum.