Love to cook creatively for big crowds but am an empty nester (as of this year; my two 8-month-old Westies keep me hopping, tho'). Work full-time plus so appreciate recipes that taste like you spent all day in the kitchen but really whipped up in a few minutes. Have a couple hundred cookbooks and am still buying. If I had to pick a favorite, it would probably be Madhur Jaffrey's 'Far Eastern Cookery'. Semi-pro photographer; pool player; love to travel; appreciate thoughtful discussions (light or heavy). Cook with wine and occasionally some of it gets added to the recipe (sorry, that's an old one).