My spousal unit and I live in Mesa Arizona and love the heck out of it. I was trained in Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management but due to disability am unable to pursue that career. I enjoy cookbooks, cooking websites, cooking magazines (Taste of Home, etc.). I have many cookbook gleaned from the shelves of used book stores and from church bake sales. I have also placed all my recipes on a disc and probably have 1000s myself. My wife is GREATLY disappointed that I wont let her cook. (She says I let her cook...I just won't eat anything she makes!) The picture on my icon is of my Great Zeyda "Wolf" Ginsberg who was known as the "Rabbi of Des Moines". This was a very old picture taken with a camera using flash powder for lighting. The couple in Renaissance garb is me and my DG. This is our wedding picture and the "wench" sitting down is "My Yiddishe Mama"