OK - I'm married, retired from 35 years in the medical field - NO, I'm not a doctor or nurse. I started out right after high school in a hospital in WV and have worked at Johns Hopkins in MD, as well as one hospital, a medical clinic (40 doctors) and owned (10 years) a business involved with medicine in OH. I have been fortunate enough to travel and live in other countries as well. Have lived in several other states in the US - TX, AZ and FL. I have learned to cook many foods from different ethnic backgrounds, but homestyle is always my favorite. That's why I really love the JAP site.