I live in Jefferson City, MO, but I grew up in Southern California. I work at a book printing factory. I don't have a favorite cookbook per se, but I do like to cook and bake. I love trying new things, and putting my own twist on good old traditional dishes. I wouldn't say that I'm "famous" for it but my family and friends always rave about my barbecue baked beans. If I had to pick one restaurant to be my favorite, it would have to be a small hole-in-the-wall place here in town called Capital City Steakhouse. They have great food, and best of all, they're not afraid to give away their recipes!!!! My hubby's favorite place is, of course, Rybak's Bistro,ha ha. He does a lot of the cooking, too.