I'm a southern girl transplanted to South Louisiana. I learned everything I know about cooking from my dad. I must say we do have the best food down here. And I love how cooking is such a community event in this area. I bake for stress relief and love to feed others. I collect old cookbooks and love to try to replicate the recipes. My favorite wedding gift is to assemble a cookbook of the bride and groom's family's recipes, written in the hands of loved ones.