Trained many years ago in the Hotel and catering industry, I now work in Quality Assurance for Cadbury's where my responsibilities include food safety, weight control and compliance with ISO9000, BSI and BRC accredations. My own food tastes are simple. I'd rather eat home cooking than eat out, and I avoid take-aways whenever possible. My pet hate is today's fashion for undercooked vegetables, I like mine (with very few exceptions) to melt in the mouth. One of the reasons I prefer to cook my own.