Small town girl goes global in search of good food, better wine and best life. Still looking but the search is wonderful! I have a rather extensive collection of cook books (more than 200) and a few years ago it was suggested (by he who shall remain nameless) that I quite buying and start using. So I did. My goal was not to cook the same thing twice for a year. And it just kind of took off from there.... Some things just get a life of their own. All those recipes in all those books were just a jumping off point for the real fun!