Just found this site through Google. It's just what I'm looking for! Very practical and friendly, not too snooty lIke some sites. I love to cook -- it's one of the few things I can do with my hands and not hurt myself! Well, not too often -- a few cuts, a few burns, who cares?
I look forward to learning from others, and I hope to be able to contribute to the discussion. I have a lot of experience cooking all sorts of dishes, but I'm just an advanced amateur. Being from California, I'm into wine, but I love Scotch and rum and Cognac. I have a ton of cookbooks for reference, I bake on occasion, and I'm pretty good around the BBQ.