I had to learn how to cook after moving out when I was 19. I think I learned a lot more after I met my husband though, since I had someone other than myself to cook for. It’s been a lot of trial and error, cook book collections, and watching shows about cooking as well.
My only philosophy on cooking is that if it looks delicious, I want to make it. I love trying new foods as much as possible. My favorite dishes that I make from scratch are crab ran-goons, Japanese doria, eggplant parmesan, minestrone soup, stuffed green bell peppers, miso salmon, potato croquettes, and spaghetti napolitan.