And now, Andy is back and throwing down a web presence with The New Cook, a site/blog that he's been adding to since March but that I just heard about this past weekend.
On the site, Andy states that...
My primary goal is to really learn how to cook. I want to be able to make meals from scratch without a cookbook. I want to know what spices go well together, how to make a good vinaigrette, and the basics behind a pan sauce. I am not opposed to recipes; I use them frequently and will present quite a few on this site. They usually lead to quite delicious food, but I want a deeper knowledge of why you do the things you do when cooking.And he's been posting recipes, offering up technique tips, delving into some food science, outlining his cooking textbook, and generally doing a pretty good job of introducing a rookie to the kitchen.
It's always nice to see what a graduate has moved on to - in addition to the cooking, Andy seems to be hanging with the same girl he dated at PHS and working on an accounting grad degree at UC - and I'll certainly be following Andy along in his travels and travails.