My family was in the restuarant business so I have been around different style country cooks for years. These ladies were the best as they used talents learned from their grandparents. Some were black folks, so I got the privilage learning some soul food cooking also. Cooking comes from the heart and the inner soul. It is a outward expression of yourself, as displayed by many recipes published by many various parts of the country here. I had 25 years in law enforcement,and was a polygraph examiner. Cooking different food is my passion.