I learned to cook from my dad. He taught me about seasoning food, and how to DIY. Subseqently, I make my own yogurt cheese, bread, and dry alot of foods to preserve them. I don't can anymore since moving to the city in a small apartment. I have fibromyalgia, so frequently put off the clean up until I can rest for an hour or two. I get so involved when cooking, that I find I don't notice the pain.