Greetings from Wyoming
My name is Mike. Although from Texas, I live in Wyoming where I work in Information Technology and as the pastor of a small church in the town that I reside with my family and two feline overlords.
For as long as I can remember being allowed around a stove and a knife, I have loved to cook. Probably genetic. My grandfather, a Cajun from Louisiana, worked in the bartending/restauranteur business after getting out of the Navy after WWII. Although long past away, my grandfather's gumbo recipe - which I've remembered by heart - seems to be a way to stay connected and share my love of cooking with others as he did with me.
Aside from cooking, I love to travel. I have been to France, Japan, Italy, Spain, Greece, Turkey, the UAE, and Syria. I have a deep interest in French cuisine but I am also keen on Mediterranean foods, particularly Levantine cuisines like Lebanese and Syrian.
Glad to be here.