I love to cook. I love to read. I love learning about different cultures and other parts of the world. Reading cookbooks and recipes from anywhere is an EASY way for me to pass an afternoon (or more). My 3 sons all inherited my love of reading and 2 of them are pretty handy in the kitchen, too. Child #4-- a special needs daughter-- is the one I can count on to try anything new, so she keeps me smiling when the rest of our household hasn't responded quite so positively to my adventures in cooking!