Self taught cook over the long haul. Julia and Graham, PBS, Gourmet mag, Craig Claiborne, Martha, Ina, library, internet, Food Network. Must have a recipe, to anal to wing it. Hate to bake. Love to eat out, have real BBQ, crab and lobster, too bad the oceans are a mess. Dislike the big tooth smiley "cooks" on TV, can't eat most of that crap. Must have quality, the ingredients do matter.