I have been married six months now, which means I have been learning to cook for about six months. I hate to admit that I really did not practice before. Now I find I love it! It is therapeutic, I especially enjoy cooking for someone, whether it it my husband or friends. Since I am learning, I cling to my cookbooks and online support! I don't have a favorite yet, still trying new things. My husband and I love to travel, the only sad part, it is rare to replicate the flavors you find abroad here in the states. For instance, we have the most fabulous udon in Japan, I decided before we left the restaurant that I was not going to even try to find it stateside!