I am a stay at home mother of a toddler daughter, Farah, and a newborn son, Zane. My husband is in the military and we have lived all over and love to travel. I don't have a favorite cookbook, rather my best source of cooking techniques are southeast asian cuisine learned from locals. I love to watch BBC Food Channel the most. I am not a fan of Rachel Ray or Emeril's 'kick it up a notch' nonsense!