I'm a retired pharmaceutical industry exec. Born in Providence RI and educated at Brown University and Boston University School of law. Lived in Italy for several years as a youngster where I gained a pretty good knowledge of the language. Recently widowed, I now live in an oceanside golf course community called Lighthouse Sound and have taken up cooking, including some formal training at a local college. My kitchen has a Tuscan wood-burning oven in it which provides endless entertainment for family and friends.