Hi, I am originally from NZ, have my home in Guatemala, and spend 10 months of the year in Saudi Arabia teaching English. I would like to open my own eatery in Guatemala in the next few years, so am trying to build up some skills and tools at the moment. I have always enjoyed cooking and eating, but since I reached 50 I try to do a bit more cooking and not so much eating. The wife likes it like that, and even my kids don't complain too much about my adventures in the kitchen. We don't have pork or alcohol to cook with here, so I enjoy trying some of the dishes I see on TV during the summer break. I can usually find anything else I want here, but the vegetables and fruit are not always the freshest. At least back in Guatemala the vegetables positively shine. I have enjoyed reading the cooking school forums here so far, as I would like to do a bit of training to hopefully kick me up a notch or two, as no chance of being able to afford time working in a real kitchen.
All the best