Hi everyone, I'm Jack.
I have a confession. There's no such place (to my knowledge) as Derbados. it's a portmanteau of "Derby" and "Barbados" - Derby, a city in England where I actually live, "Barbados" being what I used to try and make it sound more exciting.
I've decided to sign up to this forum because I really love both cooking and conversation. Whilst I've always been an expert at the latter, the former was something I was a late bloomer on, having been waited on hand and foot by mother growing up. Fast forward 7 years since leaving home, and I'm the one who takes responsibility in our house for feeding the Wife and Kids.
I really enjoy cooking. I like food, I like making a mess and I like praise. However, there are significant gaps in my knowledge, and I'm hoping that the discussions round these here parts will mean I can educate myself and develop the confidence to Get Better At Cooking, and therefore Get Better At Eating.
So, yes. Hi.