Maybe this thread already exists, but I didn't come up with it when I searched. From reading the posts, it's pretty easy to tell that we a have wide range of cooking expertise in this forum. I was curious about what training or experience folks have had and maybe others would like to know too. I have zero formal training, not even a one-shot class at a kitchen supply store. What I know about cooking comes from what I learned growing up, reading cookbooks, plain old experience and place on the web like this one (but none as good as this one).