I learned to cook and an early age from Mom and "The Grandma's". I have always loved to cook. My favorite cook would have to be Paula Dean. Then followed by Rachael Ray and Emeril. I went to college on a football scholarship and still love to eat. I am more of a pinch of this and a dash of that kind of cook. I pobably would have went to cullinary school except for I have no desire and never will to cook all of that "pretty, fufu" food if you will. So yeah, pretty much everything I cook requires a stick of butter to start.