Isn't it interesting how people are drawn to different things? I have always enjoyed cooking since watching my parents while growing up. Mom always had the traditionals covered, and friends from all over use to come over on Fridays for her from-scratch Pizza. Pops on the other hand was more cutting edge nutritionally and quite the gourmet. His grilling work has always been a thing of beauty. I credit him for my willingness to try new flavors for exciting results. Since then I have self taught through reading and experimenting. I am thinking of taking a course soon at Great News Cooking School since it is within walking distance. I just have a hard time spending $40.00 watching someone else make something that I am sure I could figure out if given the recipe. Anyways, I am going on 27 and work in Downtown San Diego at First Bank. While I enjoy finance and the opportunities it presents, I plan on opening my own specialty beer and sandwich shop in the Bay Area further down the road. In the meantime though I am just trying to learn and perfect as many different recipes and styles that I can.