My favorite cookbook is my ever handy "Joy of Cooking" book. My favorite fun-read cookbooks are as follows: "Sweets" Patty Pinner, ANY Nigella Lawson cookbook, and my collection of Jamie Oliver cookbooks. My passions are really to bake in the kitchen. As far as hobbies go, as soon as November hits, I am at home in my kitchen doing "my thing", so to speak. I love creating hot meals for cold weather. Summertime, I like to eat out with the family and take my rest from the kitchen. I am beginning to appreciate, more and more, the joys of cooking farm-fresh food. We do not buy organic, but someday, it would be nice to have our own food coming out of our own garden.