I've spent most of my life in the kitchen. In fact my journey there started way back in middle school when I talked my mom into letting me take a swing at cooking. My first attempt was banana-nut bread (still one of my favorites) that almost got the house burned down! But after a few months of cooling down and much wheedling on my part mom let me take another run at it. When I was able to turn out a perfect angel food cake from scratch, I knew I was on to something. I have always loved my time in the kitchen and the wonderful things that come out of that. At some point I plan on attending the CIA but for now I remain blissfully self-taught by literally thousands of hours in the kitchen and snuggled up with great instructional cookbooks.
Serious, I've read cookbooks in bed at night. And enjoyed it.