We have recently moved for the winter to West Palm Beach, renting as we've not as yet decided where we want to settle down. I've been spending summers recently in East Hampton, NY, and for the last two years the winters in a little village in Provence with my husband. Two years ago we ended our 10 year journey aboard our sailboat, L'EQUIPE, which started in Connecticut October, 1990, and ended in Singapore in October, 2000. We were fortunate to be able to retire early, after working in the newspaper industry. I love living in France (my mother was born and raised in Brittany), and enjoyed the wonderful markets, culture, and weather. Each week we would try a new bistro or restaurant and our French is improving rapidly (with the help of a Tue. a.m. weekly lesson). I must admit, my all-time favorite cookbook is the the two-volume Julia Child French Cooking set. I've been using it since I started cooking.