I was born in England and grew up in the USA. I would say I definitely turned out a blend of at least those two cultures. I'm a long-term undergrad studying psychology. I nearly switched to cooking school a couple years ago, but I honestly don't think I have the ambition to push myself forward in a commercial kitchen. I find myself quite happy making dinner several times a week for a small group of good friends (and they keep coming back for more, so I must be doing something right). I do have a slight addiction to the cookbooks at the checkout line... I've bought dozens and they're full of notes on how to improve the recipes. I also enjoy writing and an assortment of forms of artistic expression (painting, sculpting, sewing, etc). My current artistic obsession is doll collecting/customizing.