I get most of my cooking skill's from my late Oma (German Grandma) and from my father-in-law who is an (recently retired) outstanding French Chef. What a treat! He inspires me to drop the ho-hum and shows me how to make the best food I've ever eaten in my life. The only downside is that I no longer enjoy eating out at restaurants. When he visits he cooks full time....Yes, we are officially spoiled by the Former Executive Chef of The University Club in N.Y.