We may live without poetry, music and art; We may live without conscience and live without heart; We may live without friends; we may live without books, But civilized man cannot live without cooks. He may live without books -- what is knowledge but grieving? He may live without hope-- what is hope but deceiving? He may live without love -- what is passion but pining? But where is the man that can live without dining? -- Owen Meredith I'm an all-American original, having lived in Hawaii, New York, Texas, South Carolina, and Miami. I also served 7 years in the US Army. My husband is from Bogota, Colombia and has also lived in the former Soviet Union. But now we are both in NY. Tomasi enjoyes a bath! Some of my recipes: I also have the genealogy bug! I've been tracing my roots for at least 10 years. One branch came to America just after the Mayflower in the early 1600s. Others came in the early 1700s, late 1890s. So, my American roots run pretty deep and I am deeply patriotic. Just wish someone had thought to same me some land!