I'm originally from Aberdeen, Scotland. My mother hated cooking, but has always loved baking, so I learned how to do that at an early age. I cooked for myself when I left home, but the really big change came two years ago when I had more time on my hands. Now I live to cook. I have about a dozen favourite recipes I rotate, but most nights it's a new recipe I'm trying out. I love spicy food, especially Indian. I'm intensly interested in the technicalities of cooking and am always looking to pick up tips on how to do things better.