Before I came to the United States (Nov. 2004), I had never heard of cheesecake, let alone taste one. One day,I watched Ina Garten's "Barefoot Contessa" cooking show on FoodNetwork channel and I saw her making this cheesecake and I was amazed. I had to make it.This is my first attempt at making a cheesecake. I don't know about the looks, but it tasted soooo good!!