I'm a Central Texas high school librarian and a former home ec teacher. Love to read (of course) and cook and eat. My pet peeve isn't really a peeve at all---it's my sweet Berkeley, a black and white cocker spaniel. I also love to travel and learn about other cultures and the foods they enjoy. Recently went to Japan and came home fish- and sushi-hungry. Have a fairly large collection of recipe books but can't say which are my all-time favorites. It depends on what I'm looking for at a particular time. I have a feeling Recipezaar is going to turn out to be my all-time favorite!