“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 currently reside in 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 a
m currently doing my second postdoctoral fellowship, hoping to nail down a permanent academic gig was recently promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor!
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!