Hi! I'm Micah, I recently left my ivy league school in pursuit of a more fulfilling future.
I will be attending school to become a Holistic nutritionist, and plan to attend a natural cooking school in the US thereafter. I am (mostly) vegan, but oddly love preparing meat for my family/friends. I like cooking and baking because food brings people together; it bridges the gap between generations and cultures.
How long have you been a Daring Baker/Daring Cook and what’s your favorite thing about being in the group(s) so far?
I just completed my first baking challenge, February 2011 marks the start of my Daring Cooks journey!
What’s your favorite kitchen gadget? How about your favorite kitchen appliance?
Appliance- faithful stand mixer
Are you known for making a certain dish or dessert? If so, what is it?
I am known for my sweet and sour meatballs among friends, and lighter desserts
You’ve just won $5000.00!!! What would you spend it on?
I would probably put it towards travelling
What is the ultimate comfort food to you?
Matzo balls. Cold ones, the morning after.
Which season (Winter, Summer, Spring, Fall) is your favorite.. why?
SUMMER! I cannot stand the cold.
Other than cooking and/or baking.. what hobbies do you enjoy?
I like reading and running.
How long have you been blogging? Do you like it? What’s your favorite post you’ve written?
I'm still a new kid on the blogging front, I've been blogging for about 1 1/2 months!
Do you have a favorite local restaurant? If so, why is it your favorite and what kind of food is served there?
My favourite local restaurant is a place called Atlas in Calgary, Alberta. It serves Persian/Iranian food. You can get kebabs, stews, dips, fresh pita and a ton of specialty grocery items. Its perfect for carnivores and herbivores alike!
Who taught you how to cook and/or bake?
My grandma and mother taught me how. I think I started on an easy bake oven.
What’s your favorite holiday and why?
My favourite holiday is Passover. It is so rich in tradition and allows you to experiment in the kitchen.
You’ve had a rough week. How do you relax after a rough week?
Tea, a blanket and PVR
Do you have a food addiction?
Peanut butter. And dried fruit. And figs. and mangoes. and carrots. so...yes.
What did you eat for dinner last night? Did you prepare it or someone else?
Last night I went to Atlas for dinner!
If you had the choice of a free kitchen, bathroom, living room or bedroom makeover – which would you choose and why?
Kitchen obviously, aren't we bakers/cooks?
The Martha – Angel of Domestication or Minion of Evil? Why?
Minion of domestication.
Do you watch any competitive cooking shows? Like Top Chef or Hell’s Kitchen? If so, which is your favorite and why?
I watch: Top Chef, Hell's Kitchen and Chopped. I like Chopped the best because I like to come up with what I would make with the secret ingredients; it inspires me to try new things out!
What’s your favorite “sweet” spice? How about your favorite “savory” spice?
Savoury: Garlic Garlic Garlic