I love to travel and prefer a casual atmosphere that feels like you're visiting the home of a friend. I travel for work (book signings) and usually start a trip with work and end it as a family vacation. I have an eight year old daughter who often travels with us. I'll specify when requesting. I love meeting new people and hearing about their lives. Although names will be changed to protect the innocent, warning: if you share something particularly interesting a version of it may end up in a romance novel. You can see my works at www.ruthcardello.com I have a chocolate allergy (not a serious one. If it is served I simply don't eat it. It can be in the room and even on my plate.) and I'm not a fan of super spicy foods, but other than that I love to try new dishes. I am not a cook, but I enjoy learning about different techniques. My husband is a retired Marine who loves to cook, but simple dishes. My assistant (who often travels with me), was a baker for a while. I have horrible taste in alcohol (not a big drinker). I prefer the sweet wines. . .nothing dry. It seems the more expensive the champagne, the less I like it. The people I travel with have a similar palate. We'll all have a glass of wine, or two, but not more. Everyone besides me LOVES chocolate, so don't feel that you have to keep it off the menu.
Romance Novel Author
no chocolate please. Warm bread. Sweets. Anything unique to the region.