I’m Kate. I’m a Chemist-turned-Clinical Research Scientist by day, but my true passion is in food.
I started Babaganosh because I love cooking, trying new recipes, improving old favorites, and sharing with others. I hope this site becomes a community where people will come to share their cooking tips – I love hearing creative suggestions from others so please leave a comment and let me know how you would do things differently!
‘Babaganosh’ is a play on words: a combination of the middle eastern eggplant dip and the Yiddish word for snacking – ‘nosh.’ It’s like world peace in one word. 🙂
I live with my fiance Aldo (who happens to have an awesome personal finance blog Million Dollar Ninja) and our two cats – Luna and Midnight. If it was up to Aldo, we’d order pizza about once a week. But I grew up with my mom and grandma always cooking and always coming up with creative ways to use all leftovers, so I’ve learned to do the same. A lot of the food that Aldo and I make at home is inspired by our Russian/Jewish and Dominican families. For example, I have never made borscht (yet), but beets and cabbage do make an appearance in a lot of our dishes. And sometimes our fried rice has a Latin flavor, since it starts off as yellow rice with sazón.