I have cooked both in the Navy and for fun, I have been cooking since I was 7 years old and still enjoy it today. My favorite Cook book series is America's Test Kitchen. I love to read the CIA's "Kitchen and Cook" and alot of my recipe's come from those with modifications. MY PET PEEVES ARE RATING RECIPE's WHEN YOU HAVE SUBSTITUTED INGREDIENTS OR MODIFIED IT!!!!! That's not fair and objective to those reading or those sponsoring the recipe.