Full time paramedic for over 20 years, father of 3, grandfather of 2. Not that I read a lot of cooking magazines, but I have a tattoo of the barcode from Food and Wine Magazine... My favorite cookbook is The Joy of Cooking, because it is pretty much an encyclopedia of cooking, however I have dozens of cookbooks. I don't usually cook directly from any of them, but use them for ideas. I can't stand selfish, arrogant or self-important people. I have ridden a motorcycle since I was about 10. I have no use for people who don't look out for motorcycles on the road, or who pull out in front of them. I have a guinea pig for trying all of the things I cook. She is the love of my life, and is willing to try anything I make at least once.