My name is Howard, and I am originally from Detroit, Michigan. I moved to Austin, Texas in 2005, subsequently met an amazing woman in 2007 and soon we were married and moved to Palestine, Texas, a small down in East Texas. I had spent the first twenty years of my working life in kitchens and restaurants as a chef. I learned many things along the way and still have a burning passion for cooking and food. I am now a butcher for Brookshire's Grocery Company and absolutely love what I do! This job allows me to be home every night with my wife and four year old boy. However, cooking is still a big part of my life, as you can see from my page, me and my boy cook together all the time! Cooking is more to me than just feeding somebody, it is a way of showing those close to you how much they mean to you and how much you care for them. And the smiles on their faces are all the satisfaction I need!