I live in Arlington, middle of the Dallas/Fort Worth mess. My grandmother had her own restaurant way back when, where people would come from miles around for her good cooking. My mother learned from her and I learned from my mother. Grandma gave me the "family recipe" for her pie crusts, which she didn't even give my mother. Sorry, I cannot share or she would have to kill me. :-) My passions would include something which is unrelated to cooking - that of storm chasing. I guess you could say I watch the clouds brew up something. My pet peeves are bad table manners.