My two favorite things to do are cooking and writing. I know that this combination may look a little strange when compared side-by-side, but I decided to take a chance and major in Food Service Management with a minor in Creative Writing. I hope to one day become a food-editor for a magazine or website. My long term goal, however, is to travel the world and write a book on the historical background of cultural foods. (Who doesn't like to make learning fun?) I was born and raised in one of the most multicultural centers of the country (NYC), so naturally I have been exposed to all sorts of cultural foods. And coming from an Irish-Italian / Chinese family, I have been around dozens of strange dishes from the very start. To me, food is not just something to nourish your body and keep you alive; it is a way of life.