Biochemistry grad student and food blogger!

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  • Location: San Diego, CA
  • Favorite foods: rice, chocolate, puff pastry, pon de ring, Koala's March cookies, pork belly, Texas BBQ, green onions, Taiwan lettuce
  • Last bite on earth: A slice of fatty brisket from Smitty's BBQ in Lockhart, TX

Cook the Book: 'My Paris Kitchen' by David Lebovitz

Cook the Book: Lonely Planet's 'The World's Best Spicy Food'

Spiciest thing I've eaten was probably the white hot burger from Bao's Awesome Burgers & Sandwiches in San Diego. Or the Jamaican jerk chicken from a food cart on the BC plaza at Duke, a few years ago. Sadly, the food cart didn't last long, but my memories of that jerk chicken did!

Bake the Book: First Prize Pies

Banana cream... I don't like the taste of bananas :(

Bake the Book: The Model Bakery Cookbook

Cook the Book: 'Down South' by Donald Link

Fried chicken and sausage patties!

The Best Valentine's Day Giveaway Ever: Lobel's 4" Prime Dry-Aged Heart Shaped Steaks for Two

Cooler sous vide!

Super Bowl Party Giveaway: Pat LaFrieda Sliders

Wings, dips, and hopefully sliders :P

Bake the Book: Levi Roots' Sweet

A nice, fresh fruit sorbet!

Super Bowl Party Giveaway: 17th Street BBQ Baby Back Ribs and Pulled Pork

Took BBQ on a plane with me all the way from Austin to San Diego!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: La Quercia's Secret Weapons Pork Kit

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Cacao Drinking Chocolate Basket

Cook the Book: 'Japanese Soul Cooking'

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Baking Steel

Ricotta cheese!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: The Perfect Steak Set from Double R Ranch Co.

Medium rare, S&P.

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: High Road Ice Cream 6-Pack

Taro & pudding!

Seriously Delicious Holiday Giveaway: Thermapen Thermometer

A nice, juicy ribeye!

Giveaway: Win A Copy of 'Melt: The Art of Macaroni and Cheese'

BBQ chicken, or BBQ pulled pork.

Cook the Book: Andy Ricker's 'Pok Pok'

Bake the Book: The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook

Creme Brulee!

Cook the Book: 'Ottolenghi'

Cauliflower roasted til crispy, and tossed with truffle oil.

Where to Get Carne Asada Fries in San Diego

Actually, at Lolita's they'll also top the fries with any of their meats. My personal fave is carnitas fries, since the carnitas at Lolita's are the best!

Bake the Book: Glazed, Filled, Sugared, & Dipped

Definitely old-fashioned donuts! Can't beat that crunch :)

International McDonald's Items We Wish Were in the USA

The spicy chicken sandwich from McD's in Taiwan is SO MUCH better than the new hot & spicy McChickens they've got here!

Bake the Book: Pie

Pumpkin pie! Best part of Thanksgiving :)

Cook the Book: 'Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking'

Japanese cuisine. There are so many variations!