I'm a classic Scorpio. Don't let that intimidate you, it just spices things up. I have two older brothers, 2 nieces and 1 nephew. Also 2 honorably adopted nieces. I use cooking and baking as form of relaxation. It helps to reset my focus and drive after a long day in the office. I love spending time with friends, getting outside with my bird dogs and cuddling with them on the couch. I'm not afraid to admit, I love collecting recipes.
"You're never to young to start cooking, so pull up a chair," my mother would say. She would have us (brothers too) stand on a chair and watch her cook. We would help as needed, different jobs depending on age. After that, it seemed to come naturally. Loved looking through cookbooks, watching various programs on T.V./Cable.
Now you know how it all started. I'm open to try anything, except Sushi. It does not appeal to me. My favorites are Asian (Thai, Japanese and Chinese), some Vietnamese and Korean; Mediterranean (Greek, Italian & French); last but not least Latin.
I spend time with my friends going out to lunch/dinner. I have no problem with some of the commercialized outfits, but I look for different eateries at the same time. You will find some of the best food in the most unexpected places. My motto, don't let outward appearances fool you. I have found some Bars (yes you heard me) that have a fabulous little menu.
While I love to go out and experience what others have to offer. My family and friends all know, talk to me if they want something different at their next get together.