I love to cook and try different recipes. Sometimes they turn out delicious and sometimes they are not fit to eat. That's when I have to put my special touch to the recipe or just throw it away (smile). My family looks forward to trying different cuisines, but mainly, love southern-style cooking. I have lived all over these United States, including Hawaii. I don't have a favorite cookbook. I like them all. I read them like they are novels and pick and choose recipes from all. I have an extensive collection. I try not to buy another but I can't help myself (smile).