in reply to I mostly learned to cook from:

I had to vote "I pretend I learned to cook without a TV". It was some pretty rigorous pretending, though. I've only been out of the restaurant and back hacking Perl for a week now, after 50 consecutive weeks of 70-80 hours in the kitchen at Blue Hill at 75 Washington place in Manhattan ( It was some of the best pretending I've ever done ;-)

-- Douglas Hunter