I'm a grad student, blogger, budding home cook and baker. Years of studying Russian literature drove me to the kitchen. In a way, I'd now rather bake, than write, my dissertation.

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  • Location: Berkeley
  • Favorite foods: Mashed potatoes, chocolate, risotto, cream sauce, peanut butter, leeks
  • Last bite on earth: Peanut butter meltaways

Cook the Book: 'The Homesick Texan's Family Table' by Lisa Fain

Cook the Book: 'The Glorious Vegetables of Italy'

Zucchini fried in the lightest batter

Cook the Book: 'The French Market Cookbook'

These days I'm all about leeks and radishes. Deborah Madison's hodgepodge of summer vegetables with asparagus, leeks, radishes and radish greens was a favorite of early summer; I'll also take braised leeks (with prunes and tomatoes for a Greek flair, or with white wine and shallots for a French feel) or leek fritters any day of the week.

Jalapeño Cream Corn

Thanks, Christian! I hope you like it! For an extra spicy kick, I think that adding an extra jalopeno would really do the trick.

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