Just trying to get through this unusually long and cold winter in Michicagan, and one thing that helps is cooking. It is my escape and my passion and thought it would be fun talking to like-minded people.
Welcome, 519----I have a special affinity for people from Michigan as I can totally understand what you're going thru in winter as I live in the coldest capital in the world. (minus 60 at times) My home state of TX rarely sees temps below 50 degrees F so it was quite an adjustment to come here. There's lots to see and do at DC so welcome aboard!
The only difference between a "cook" and a "Chef" is who cleans up the kitchen.