i am currently a graphic designer working in new york city. this is about my 4th career or so, i just needed to give my right brain a little more exercise lol. i have been in banking and retail also. the one consistent thing has been my love for cooking. i am even married to a chef! we have 2 pet cockatiels. since we have no children, our parents dote on their "grandbirds". : ) even though i now have a creative profession, i still consider cooking to be my true creative outlet. therapy too! it's nice to have a site with so many like minded folks and such great recipes.