What a nice way to enter a new community.
G'day all! I am Peter from Wollongong Australia. I am 56 years of age and of Polish origin. I was 9 months old when I left Poland and have lived in Australia since. My love of food and cooking comes packaged with my heritage. All my family cook well, I do 95% of the cooking at home and find every way possible to incorporate gardening / cooking into my work as a teacher of children with special needs aged 5 - 18.
Over the past 5 years I have cooked / provided food for many lessons at school and staff functions of up to 50 people. I seem to find some enjoyment in the challenge and stress associated in this creative art. I am very "time poor" but where possible I like to try new recipes. I can just about taste the food as I read a recipe. I enjoy cooking a great variety of foods from a variety of cuisines with / without meat.
As Ian Hewitson (Aussie Chef) says: "Never trust a skinny chef". Let me say: relax, you would be fine eating my food as I am about 10kg overweight. I am happy to trade off alcohol consumption calories for food calories any day though I do enjoy a fine wine in moderation with a meal.
I look forward to learning more about cooking when I get a chance to read threads as well as contribute my ideas / experiences where possible.