When and how did you become interested in cooking and recipe development? I taught myself to cook as a teenager because I love to eat. I had to eat at least three times a day anyway, so why not eat the most badass food possible while getting to brag how I made it? I got really into it. The more I learned about food, nutrition, and cooking the more that it became a creative outlet for me. It is the best hobby because you get to eat your creation after you are done f**king around in the kitchen.