Ute Tellini grew up in Germany but spent her adult life in Maplewood, New Jersey, USA, where she raised a family. Because of the educational possibilities in the United States, she was able to go to college as an adult and become an art historian. She and her husband have recently become residents of Exeter, New Hampshire. Ute is president of Friends of Seacoast School of Technology in Exeter, a support group for the culinary arts program of that school. Ute loved teaching but she also loves to cook.