At 19 years of age, I was the only child of any of my father's friends who was regularly invited to their gatherings. I was a fish out of water, but it felt good to be included. One New Year's Day everyone gathered for a day of football and food. I noticed two things that day. The women went on and on about how good the different dishes of food were that were brought into the party that day, and I noticed that all the food was cooked by men. It was at that party that I realized it was ok for men to cook. Within a month I was regularly taping cooking programs. (There was no food network way back then. In fact MTV played noting but music videos back then.) Too many years of being single left me with no one to cook for, that is until relatively recently. I am so glad to have had someone to cook for again. I now use RecipeZaar recipes to teach my teen-aged son how to cook.