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I'm a retired cop who always wanted to be a chef. I have done all the family cooking since I was about 20 and I still enjoy it. One of my sons has a bachelors in Culinary Arts from Johnson and Wales and I live vicariously through him. I cook mostly from feel. It's hard for me to follow a recipe exactly as I always seem to add my own touch. I guess that makes me feel more like it's mine. As for specialties, I don't really have one. My barbeque is pretty good but I guard the sauce recipe, preferring to give out the sauce rather than the recipe. My wife only likes plain food, the simpler the better, where I like to fool around with stuff so it's a little different each time. But yet we're still crazy about one another. Go figure.