Insanity here...

I love cooking. Guess I have nearly 70 or so spices. I’m retired, so I’ve plenty of time to cook. Reading cookbooks has always been a hobby of mine, though I seldom follow recipes.
I’ll try anything once, and love finding new foods to taste.
At 15 yo, I trained as a line cook, by 17yo I was the restuarant manager (just a pancake house). Didn’t stay there long, never worked in another restuarant, but have always loved cooking from then on.