I am a retired main frame computer professional. My mother was an excellent cook. My two brothers and I learned our cooking skills at my widowed mother's elbow while she performed her magic in the kitchen, unfortuntely she never wrote her recipes down. My wife (who is also an excellent cook) says that a lesser woman would be intimidated by my cooking prowess. I have other hobbies that include Tole' Painting,baking bread & rolls,furniture refinishing and other various skills. I like to experiment while using other people's recipes.