I grew up in El Paso, TX and currently live in the Bay Area. I've lived in the midwest, the southwest, and the east coast as well. My tastes are pretty broad, but being born and raised in the Lone Star State, I love anything MEAT. I love to cook with spices and I'm always experimenting with new food/spice combinations. I love smoking meats (and now cheezes) and have recently taken up pressure cooking.
I grew up in a mixed Cuban/Mexican family. My father is also a big time meateterian. So I grew up with a lot of rice, pork, steak, poultry, and a variety of traditional Cuban and Mexican dishes. I still love to cook these, and because most Mexican dishes are slightly spicy, I love eating them as well. Combine these two cooking heritages, with the meateterian culture of Texas and you've got the best combination in the world IMO!