Chefs and passionate cooks will often recount stories of the small obsessions that started their love affair with the kitchen. Pancakes, ramen noodles, scrambled eggs, these are the dishes that got them started, that taught them how small changes in the cooking process could make a big difference. Experimenting in their kitchens teaches cooks how to make dishes their own. As we grow up we have more knowledge and experience in our arsenals but it's interesting how those childhood favorites, like pepperoni pizza, are the dishes that bring passion to the table. They are the one we come back to again and again, tweaking endlessly, just because we love to eat them.