I love cooking and/or baking from scratch!

Thank you so much for voting in this week’s poll! I’ll share the results next week.

I enjoy cooking and baking from scratch, too, though I don’t spend a great deal of time on it currently. When I first moved to the UK, for the first 2 years, I couldn’t work for pay or as a volunteer, as part of the immigration restrictions. I used that time to learn how to cook and to understand kitchen science at a deep level. Cooking, after all, is just chemistry for hungry people.

America’s Test Kitchen became one of my favourite resources – they will test the same recipe many times with slight tweaks as they go, to see what matters, what doesn’t, and what methods and ingredients create what results. It’s fascinating stuff. If that sounds intriguing, you might like their podcast.