i am not much of a cook. i can combine a few ingredients together and create something quite yummy, but i rarely do it and by no stretch of the imagination am i a true cook. however, i do find great comfort and joy in the food network. the barefoot contessa and nigella lawson are my favorites...my holiday away from my humdrum kitchen and tuna fish life. actually, the food is a major reason i tune into these shows, but the atmosphere is what i truly crave. mr. french is also a fan and does admit that if the opportunity presented itself he would in fact leave me for ina garten and sadly, i am ok with that, as long as i could reside in the guest house and have a few scraps tossed my way.