I'm fascinated with food: how it shapes cultures and identities, calms or excites, unites and binds people and I write about it at www.foodandthefabulous.com. I enjoy travel through the eyes of food, music,architecture and art and have fallen in love with countries based on one or more of these in the past. I'm an unofficial ambassador for the UN's WeFeedback Progamme. I've studied and trained as a lawyer, and now spend my time cooking, writing, advocating the cause of child literacy with help2read and posing as FC Barcelona's mascot queen. If I could sum up the life in one line it would be: 'Life's far too short for lettuce'.