About

“Can I share with you my world view?  All of human kind has one thing in common: the sandwich.  I believe that all anyone really wants in this life is to sit in peace and eat a sandwich”.  ~ Tina Fey as Liz Lemon, 30 Rock

Hello, and welcome to A Nerd Cooks!  My name is Lauren.  I’m a native Pittsburgher, spent 6 years living in Baltimore, and just moved to Durham, NC!  I’m the mother of the world’s cutest Boston Terrier and a serious baked goods enthusiast.

I have a Ph.D. in Public Health, and am currently doing my second postdoctoral fellowship, hoping to nail down a permanent academic gig.photo (48)

That’s me, in front of the Gum Wall in downtown Seattle.

I started cooking, mostly out of necessity, once I got my own apartment during my junior year of college.  After moving to Baltimore and beginning grad school, I found that cooking and baking were therapeutic activities.  This realization, coupled with my love of eating and wanting to share my creations with others led me to begin blogging.

A bit more about me: Liz Lemon is my spirit animal.  I’m not sure if Tina Fey ever envisioned the character being a role model for anyone, but I think she’s fantastic.  She and I share a love of food and are both trying to have it all.  A lot of my culinary inspiration comes from Joy the Baker and The Pioneer Woman, among others.  They’re both have awesome blogs, take beautiful photos, and have really great cookbooks.  Also, I’m pretty much obsessed with my dog, and tend to like her more than most people.

Please stick around and check things out!

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6 thoughts on “About

  1. Ah Pittsburgh. How I miss real pierogies! I lived in PA for many years but now live in Ottawa. Well, I shouldn’t say that I miss real pierogies anymore because I learned how to make them, since there are none around here. Someday I’ll get around to posting my recipe on my blog. Anyway I agree that cooking is therapeutic. I just love it!

  2. Hi there fellow Marylander! I found your blog (when you ‘liked’ one of my posts) and I just love your recipes. I’m in the Annapolis area but did my undergrad in Baltimore, and like you, I’m also currently a grad student (Johns Hopkins). Nice to find another MD blogger, there’s not many of us out there!

    • Hi there! It is always nice to find other bloggers in the area =). I stumbled onto your Spring “Thyme” Cocktail, and started looking around. Your recipes are great! I’ll definitely be following along! Thanks for following me.

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