in reply to I mostly learned to cook from:
I never learned to cook :) Not to disparage my parents, but I just know how to prepare and cook simple things like potatoes, pasta, rice, some vegetables, various meats, and stuff. And I can make a tasty malteser traybake that doesn't need to be baked (just melt the chocolate beforehand). In general, I find instructions on the sides of jars are terrific.
I am almost addicted to the latest version of the Masterchef contest on BBC, though. It has drama, interesting characters and the best music on any TV show, with lashings of tasty Drum'n'Bass and other great electronica, with a little Brit rock for seasoning.
How can you feel when you're made of steel? I am made of steel. I am the Robot Tourist.
Robot Tourist, by Ten Benson