My name is Steve57. I have never cooked professionally, though I have worked as a waiter, dishwasher, food prep person, and in fast food. My culinary interests are pretty wide-ranging, but in general I favor REAL food, i.e. food made from scratch using as many basic ingredients as possible, believing this to be the road to health and happiness. Local, organic and whole grain foods are regular visitors to my kitchen. I have a lot of opinions about food and American food culture, which I hope you’ll find interesting. I live in Bloomington, Indiana.