I live near Sacramento, California. My daughter and I moved here about 2 years ago - sort of a "starting over" move. Love to cook and at one time owned a catering business. Kind of torn between favorite cookbook - have two for different reasons. Julia Child "The Art of French Cooking" (volumes 1 and 2) because I learned so much. "The Joy of Cooking" because it has great recipes. Must admit I am a big fan of Ina Garten - she runs a real close second to Julia Child. Now that life has settled some I hope to be posting some recipes - so far I've only done one.