We live in a suburb of Dallas, my husband and our furry 4 legged child are all here. We are so very lucky (blessed) to have wonderful family and fabulous friends and neighbors! I'm considered a good home cook . I took French Cooking lessons and spent a lot of $$$ for them in Manhattan when I was quite young. The lessons were good to learn about the basics; what comprises a sauce, why roast the bones to make stock, what is a beurre blanc, how to cook fish, etc. I always enjoy cooking and entertaining at home... A few years after the French Cooking lessons; I met and eventually married a French Executive Chef! Who knew??? 30 years later, I have learned a great deal about food and its preparation from my husband who is a kind, gentle and patient teacher. He, like all chefs, work many, many hours... and when he is at home, he's still my own darling live-in French Chef. I sometimes cook for him, so he gets a break from a kitchen, but he cooks for me too! We eat simply, at home, whenever we dine together (Chef's work long grueling hours), my husband's 1st love is cooking, so he is a busy working chef vs. a kitchen manager or a management chef. He can most always be found working alongside his staff, working on menu's for the restaurant or banquets or making his market list so they have food to prepare! I don't work any longer due to a health issue, but made my career in sales / marketing in the Hospitality industry. We belong to a fine dining group; 5 couples, get together every other month at our homes for a nice dinner not exactly a gourmet meal considering all the levels of skill. Only difference is... All the men cook - they love it and were all cooking at home anyway! All the women sip wine, nosh on canapes and chat until we are called to the table! Great fun; doing it for about 8-9 years now, each host provides the entree meat; others bring canapes, soup or salad, veggie's and starch, and dessert. Lots of fun!!!