theorems and corollaries contrived in the kitchen
Wow, it has been quite an absurd interim between posts. I apologize for that. But hey— I am at the opposite side of the country from my academic home. Maryland! I swear, it’s a foreign land, this coast. You have to drive on a highway to get anywhere, good bus systems don’t exist, public trains do exist, there are a million different grocery stores (only Safeway and Trader Joe’s I recognize), everybody seems to eat out all the time, and it seems that with each breath I am inhaling a waterfall. It is humid, my friends.
I have failed to post until now because I have been immersed in this new land and my summer internship! The math is gorgeous. Absolutely sexy. Never in my wildest dreams could I have expected pure mathematics to intersect so seamlessly with application and meaningful work. And as a bonus— I got to attend a lecture called “chocolate key cryptography”. Yes. Yes I did.
Theorem. The terms pure and applied, as they relate to mathematics, are not mutually exclusive.
With a full-time job that keeps me in one physical location all day rather than the scattered school schedule of my normal year, I haven’t had as much time to play around the kitchen as I would like. Okay, okay, it hasn’t just been work keeping my meals simple…. (photo below as evidence). I’ve never been anywhere near D.C. before. I have a lot to explore! Anyway, I think I finally have my feet under me as far as setting up a completely new kitchen sharing with three people. I am back to the experimentation of raw cheesecake, speculoos ice cream, plantain curry, baba ganoush, etc. etc. etc.
This delicious recipe for a creative twist on samosas is not of my own design. Chelsea from The Naked Fig gets all the credit for these beauties! They really are a comfort food and an absolute blast to wrap up into beautiful triangular pockets. Rice paper used for spring rolls and samosa-inspired pockets like these has always reminded me of those nearly-transparent fish that you can see the inner workings of, for your delight or not depending on who you are.
I apologize for the poor quality of photos. I am still learning how this kitchen behaves. I might need to take future cooking creations outside for photo shoots!
Head on over to The Naked Fig for the recipe!