Hello everyone. I am an at home Chief. I love to cook and try new recipes and ingredients. Problem is, I live in NW Iowa, in a little town in the middle of corn and cattle country. Everyone here eats beef, and more beef. The corn they grow here is used for cattle feed and to make plastics. People here are very narrow minded about what they eat. All the restaurants in this area are fried foods and hamburgers. This makes cooking at home a must!! My problem here is getting fish, fresh herbs, Asian ingredients, even vinegars for cooking. I do a lot of ordering on the Web but the shipping can be expensive. Despite all this I do seem to be able to put on a gourmet meal a few times a week.
I am very much looking forward to learning and to sharing my knowledge.