Hello World

Before I get started, I have to confess that I am not a cook. I am food warmer with expertise in microwaving frozen food.

The thought of being a culinarian is a little overwhelming, so as a journalist, I wanted to share my journey to become a chef with friends, family and anyone else who may want to join the conversation.

The goal is to create a dialogue you might have while preparing food for dinner with friends, so please add your thoughts and comments. Most of the talk will be about food and a little about everything else.

I should also mention that other than eating fish, I am a vegetarian. I know there are a lot of interesting meat sauces and lamb dishes out there, but I will keep my kitchen in the kill-free zone.

I have already started immersing myself in TV cooking shows, cookbooks and online cooking classes. I also signed up for a knife skills class at a local cooking school.

Now all I have to do is learn how to cook.