My most used and favorite cookbook is the 1946 edition of Fannie Farmer's Boston Cooking School handed down to me from my Mother. My most favorite kitchen utensils are a set of Johnson & Wales knives given to me by my mother, a professional chef. I enjoy traveling to exotic places, trying new foods and bringing home rare ingredients to expirement with. I work fulltime as a lab technician for a local diagnostic center. In addition to that, during my free time I'm either at the gym, listening to music, tending to my herb garden and/or trying out new recipes & ideas in the kitchen. I am a classically trained singer and musician, passionate about music. My favourite thing to do is sit outside in my garden with my husband, a glass of wine, good food, music & a few good friends.