I'm a Clinical Psychologist and work at the Univ of British Columbia. 33 yo, married with two cats and one child. I'm just getting into cooking after being intimidated by it for many years. I find it relaxing and much fun. I'm still in search of the 'best' cookbook. Mark Bittman's "How to Cook Everything" was what got me started - it is written in a friendly and casual voice and explains everthing in great detail w/illustrations. If I had no work or responsibilities for one month - I'd be torn between cleaning out my closets and traveling.