I have a confession; I have not cooked a meal for over 15 years. I make the occasional sandwich, brew coffee, and microwave popcorn, but that's about it. Why? The main reason is that I prefer to spend my time on other things. At high school I took a cookery class, made some tasty food, and thoroughly enjoyed it; I still remember eating a delicious spaghetti dish on the school bus on the way home from a cooking lesson. When I went to college, I tried to cook the UK basics, such as sausages and mashed potatos, but often fell asleep in the bath while waiting for the dish to cook and ended up with a saucepan full of carbon. One of these days, I can see myself actually enjoying cooking again, especially with web sites such as Cooking for Engineers.