I live just outside of Baltimore, Maryland and work for the public school system here. When I'm not cooking, I like playing video games and reading. I don't really have a favorite cook book, I just got into cooking from watching the Food Network. I love all the fresh vegetables that you can get around here come late spring and into summer, especially the tomatos. My two biggest pet peeves are people who act incredulous when I tell them I can cook; and when I can't find can't find what I'm looking for at the local foodstore.