I am not a cook. I know that. How do I know that? I know real cooks, and I am nothing like them. My daughter is a cook. My best friend is a cook.
Both of them have introduced me to things I would have NEVER experienced otherwise and given me tips that makes me look like I know what I'm doing even though I don't! And hey, they introduced me to my beloved onion goggles. (Don't ask me why I'm making that face!)