I’m a once-again bachelor that lives in Minnesota’s tundra (where they say anything freeze-dried lasts longer!). My public name, by the way, is a direct result of my experience as a fats and oils broker where I learned the difference between grease and tallow. I have since moved on but there's a slippery place I don't want to revisit soon! I’ve got three great kids, the youngest of whom is completing his PhD in food science. What I imagined might be a really neat advanced culinary experience for him turns out to be a major tour into chemistry (which is about as accessible to me as nuclear physics). But I have to admit, it is interesting to hear how a no-fat dairy cream can be concocted. Better living through chemistry, right? Update! My bouncing baby boy is now a PhD and even better, he is a new father for the second time! He and his lovely bride have just been blessed with another beautiful daughter, my 4th grand child. Now to find that job... I’m probably a million dollar’s worth of 2 cent information but that doesn’t help when it comes to feeding myself. I figured out quickly that if I am to to survive, I better learn how to cook! I never met a cookbook I didn’t like and I’m open to most any cuisine but without a sense of organization, the information overload was sinking me. Browsing your contributions and seeing how things are done have been a huge help.