I live in Germany with my husband and three children. We are an international family: I am Ukrainian (and Jewish), my husband is Japanese (brought up in Europe), my daughter was born in Spain but has a UK passport and speaks three languages (Russian, English and German) and my son and my little daughetr were born here in Frankfurt. Our tastes in food reflect our international backgrounds, but generally speaking we prefer spicy to bland (i.e. German food is not our favourite). I love cooking, and especially cooking for my husband, because he appreciates interesting food. RZ has been absolutely indispensable part of my life ever since I discovered it, some years ago. But I have to admit that I am a lazy user - I use other people's recipes and review them occassionally, but rarely submit my own (also, I am a bit intimidated by all the amazing cooks that congregate on this website).