I live in middle Tennessee with my husband of 2 years. We're both from different areas of the country, bringing together different cooking styles/preferences as a result. I absolutely love cooking, and enjoy learning new techniques and recipes that suite both our palates. I also enjoy sharing recipes that I have found to please even some of the pickiest eaters, making it a win-win situation for everyone. As far as cook books go, there are a couple of out-of-print ones that my Mom used on our family when I was young, that I dearly enjoy. I would love to have a cookbook filled with my Grandmother's recipes, but unfortunately they were mostly in her head when she passed away. I collect mostly vegetarian cookbooks, since I am one, but only ones that I've perused first to ensure their success in our household - and on our taste buds. I work in an art gallery primarily in art restoration, which is very fulfilling and matches the degree that I graduated with. I enjoy drawing, reading, photography, and collecting children's book illustrations...as well as cooking of course!