My husband and I recently moved to the North Coast of California, which is beautiful. There are redwood trees, beaches, and Victorian houses-- what more could I ask for? I've always been a food lover, and my mom was very encouraging of my interest in other cultures' cuisines, sometimes going to three or four stores to find all of the ingredients for whatever dish I had discovered a recipe for And luckily my husband is also almost always willing to try my concoctions. I've been lucky enough to travel quite a bit, including Europe, Southeast Asia, and India. I've already been enjoying trying various Recipezaar recipes, and am looking forward to getting more involved.