Born and raised in So Cal, single, 2 cats. Now that I've lived near the beach, it would be hard to live elsewhere. My desert island food would be fresh fish, of most any sort. Nothing tastes like pristine fish, and the health benefits speak for themselves. I enjoy the challenge of cooking, but convenience wins out more often and I'll wind up eating some convenience food or going out. Arrgghh! Semi-serious about wine, have a much-too-large-for-a-single-guy collection of bottles from all over the world. Put a gun to my head, and I'll say my vinous heart still belongs to Italy.