PhD student at UC Berkeley who is procrastinating writing her dissertation by attempting to become a gourmet! I study fungal ecology for my PhD and have been mushroom hunting in California since 2010. The idea is that I will be foraging for mushrooms and cooking them in delicious recipes. Unfortunately, it’s been dry as a bone in northern California this year so in lieu of freshly foraged mushrooms, I’m going to be teaching myself to be a gourmet by cooking my way through Plenty and Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi. So get ready for some fabulous mediterranean fare, a recipe featuring mushrooms at least once a month, and follow me on my journey to learning how to cook fancier food in my spare time. Let’s get ready to forage to feast!