I live in a town about 1 hr outside of Toronto. I have 2 toddler sons and a wife (who is past toddling) at home. I like to cook, my wife doesn't so I have a free rein in the kitchen. Cooking is probably my main hobby, except in Summer, when golf dominates. I LOVE spicy foods but DW doesn't, so I either cook separate dishes or make something I can spice up on my own plate. my current favorite cookbook is 'Some Like It Hot' by Clifford A. Wright--my first posting is from this book. My pet peeve is when someone turns up their nose at a new dish before actually trying it--she is getting better tho :) Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that the words YUM or YUMMY make my skin crawl.