I live on a 20 acre farm with my husband of 25 years. My all time favorite cookbook would have to be Southern Living. I love to cook for large gatherings like family reunions. My "chow" as the family calls it usually gets rave reviews. If I had a month off all expenses paid I would travel around the US trying different foods. I lived in Turkey for 2 years with a previous husband and loved the foods they served. I have 5 children none of which inherited my love of cooking.But they sure love to eat mine. My biggest pet peeve is someone saying "I can't make that" and they haven't even tried. My philosphy on cooking is you don't know what you can do until you try. I am the world's worst/best at making what my family calls concoctions. Which by the way one daughter in law tries to copy.