Moved here from San Diego in 2002. Moved to this country with my Italian parents when I was 3. I am newly married to a wonderful, handsome man, originally from Holland, and I am a mother of a beautiful little girl. By trade I am a chemist but I'm more passionate about cooking than chemistry (but if you really think about it, they are one and the same). My favorite cookbook is without a doubt Moosewood - Anything by Moosewood. I am a horrible baker (you can't taste while you cook! How do people do that?) but am making great strides and attempts at doing better at it.