I love Southern cooking - sharing communal laid back food like smokey ribs and corn on the cob and blackberry pie. I love spicy regional food like Cajun and Creole, Mexican and Thai. I enjoy the complexities of French cuisine and I do love junk food. I'm from an Italian background with grandmothers who were fantastic cooks - one from the North of Italy and the other from the south - so I got the best of both cuisines growing up. I also love reading about the history of food - especially medieval and Victorian cooking/ etiquette/ food produce and what people ate way back in the day.