I'm a beginner cook (not so much a baker), but I come from a long line of great cooks--I inherited all my grandma's pots/pans/bowls/strainers/etc. and when I cook, I feel very close to her. My fiance is italian, so I am always looking for italian dishes to impress him. I'm polish, so it's all about comfort food for my family. I also like to cook asian food, mexican food, and copycat recipes.