I would describe myself more as a foodie than a chef...after I remodeled my kitchen I gained a new perspective on cooking and do enjoy it so much more. Growing up I was fortunate to be exposed to fine cooking...my mom was an early and avid follower of Julia Child. I've inherited those cookbooks, and while I don't refer to them often, I do enjoy having and using them!!! I've found that the internet is a great source for recipes and tips and only just found this site.
Thanks for the warm welcome, and I look forward to checking the site periodically.