In 1978, I graduated with a BSc in Food Science, specialising in Food Analysis. I emigrated shortly afterwards and never really worked in the field for which I had trained. My mother was a very good cook and even ran a small catering business; I don't remember her showing me how to cook, but when I was a student, I automatically knew how to cook.
These days, I only cook at weekends: mainly variations of chicken dishes with a slow cooker. I love fish and dislike beef.
We keep a kosher kitchen which sometimes causes problems (no butter, no milk with meat).