I live on the high seas. For work, I commandeer your average sea-vessel, board it gallantly, realize I've forgotten to bring the plank aboard, send Joe back for it, by which time the merchants decide to join my crew. After a long days work of requisitioning food supplies from passing ships with my letter of marque, I enjoy cooking up simple fancies with my anachronistic record player and classical music swelling through the air only interrupted by the occasional seaman's curse and sightings of the Flying Dutchman by our delusional watch-man in the crows nest. My pet peeves include this term. What is a peeve, anyway, besides the name of the poltergeist? I am also adverse to standard-size poodles and boxy tofu. My favorite cookbook is Cap'n Crunch's Memoirs of Breakfast Cereal on the Adriatic Sea. I also like California Pizza Kitchen's family cookbook, Thai cookbooks, and most things ethnic. Southern food is good as well, but I'll leave it to Paula Deen to butter us up.