an architect by training. a graphic designer by the hour. a historian in the making. a foodie at heart. welcome to the doctoral kitchen, where i toss aside critical theory in favor of cookbooks, term papers in favor of recipes, and site visits in favor of restaurants. whether grown in my garden or tasted on the street corners of istanbul, this blog is dedicated to the delicate flavors of the world as experienced and curated by one phd student in southeastern michigan. i will make every attempt to give proper credit where credit is due; should you note any aberrations, please let me know. and, while following the recipes that will follow, you must remember to give credit to your knowledge of your kitchen and especially your oven--you know it better than i, after all. trust your instincts and experience, first and foremost!