I'm an avian field biologist who does short-term contract work, so I move around a lot. To my non-bird-work-related friends I'm that girl that's into birds but amongst my work friends I stand out for my cooking. Sometimes my field crew lives in a field camp, sleeping in tents, and cooking all our dinners communally over a propane camping stove. However, I like the jobs best where we have a full kitchen as that greatly expands my cooking possibilities. It is easy to make friends by baking cookies to share with my coworkers. Plus I love to foster a sense of community by helping to organize communal sushi dinners and pizza nights. I really like to eat but I love to cook with others in mind.
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My favorite family cooking traditions
I learned to bake by helping my mum-- one of my earliest memories is helping make chocolate chip cookies and being not strong enough to stir the dough on my own!
My cooking tragedies
My love of baking sweet things conflicts with my desire to eat more healthily! Now that's tragic.