June, 1996, Leilani Young met a wonderful man named Bill Devries on-line
(appropriately while playing "Hearts" at Microsoft
Internet Gaming Zone). It was an event that would change both our lives
forever. Although in different countries, and from different backgrounds
(Bill was born in Amsterdam, Holland, and I was born in Honolulu, Hawaii),
against all odds we fell in love. To make a long story very short, we were
married on January 20, 1998, and now reside in Northern Ontario, Canada.
have not really been attracted to cooking during my life (although I surely
love to eat), but along with Bill came a great desire to please him,and
to that end, I threw myself into the kitchen and into the few cookbooks
I owned. There really wasn't much there to choose from, so I ventured out
into the cyberworld again, and discovered recipes that challenged my creativity,
and sometimes inspired my wrath! One day I found something that really
amazed me....e-mail lists devoted to cooking! I immediately joined several,
and found that not only was I learning how to cook, but also meeting many
friendly people from around the world.
September, 1997, I decided it was time to brave this new world and open
a cooking list with my life partner (and kitchen companion), Bill. But
what to name it? That decision was the easiest yet! By this time, I had
discovered that cooking was really fun, and not the drudge I had always
thought. Thus the formation of Cooking for Fun, which has grown from a
handful of 'listers' to over 400 families! Both Bill and I feel that the
true success of CFF is due to the loving friendship which is shown by each
of our listers. CFF is truly not just another recipe exchange group.
is also pleased to offer our list members a 24-hour chat room. Please visit
our CFF Events
page to learn more about this room.
are pleased you have stopped to visit our Cooking for Fun Web site; please
bookmark our home page and return often.
section of this site is compiled and maintained by several editors who
are all members of Cooking for Fun. We thank them for their excellent and
caring work on this site!
Cooking for Fun Web site is dedicated to the loving memory of my parents,
Berry & Sarah Young, who so patiently tried to teach me to cook.
Dad & Mom, I finally learned!
Cooking for Fun (CFF)
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