I've pretty much always loved food. I was picky about some things when I was younger, like most kids. Generally, however, I was always willing to try anything my mom had cooked. Anytime she tried some new, weird recipe, she knew she could always count on me to try it when no one else would.
I moved to the Midwest from Florida in 2003, where I grew up. Shortly thereafter I began calling my mom on a regular basis for recipes of the foods I had grown up on. The comfort foods that only a mom can truly prepare to one's satisfaction. Chicken and Dumplings, Carrot Cake, Lemon Pie, Biscuits and Milk Gravy (all from scratch of course).
Over the last few years I've went from cooking simply because I had to, to truly enjoying being in the kitchen and being creative. My wife and I both enjoy cooking, especially together. Although somehow I always wind up being the sous chef, doing all the chopping, peeling and the majority of the grunt work.
My philosophy on food is everything in moderation. We rarely if ever buy anything processed however. The sodium level in most of the processed dinners at the grocery store is enough to float a goat. I've found its almost always less expensive, healthier and tastier to cook home made meals.
All for now :)