Hi, I’m Lucy! I am a 21-year old Londoner and currently a History student at Cambridge University. After blogging for six years over at Teen Baker, and graduating from a year at Leiths School of Food and Wine with a Professional Diploma, I have upped and moved to Cambridge to start my degree.
Student life means a uni kitchen. Which means I don’t have an oven, the hob has a health and safety function so turns off every seven minutes, the door automatically locks behind me and the out of reach window overlooks the car park. There is just about room for two people inside, but it helps if you know each other pretty well. Nevertheless, I am determined to keep cooking! Being without an oven is a struggle for my baking obsessed, unrivalled sweet tooth self, but it is just going to push me to stretch out my comfort zone.
Also, whilst I get over excited planning my meals and can read Nigella endlessly, I get that not all students feel this way. Having recently taught my best friend here how to make cornflake cakes, I know that we need simple, easy but still delicious food. So I am hoping that Cook by Degrees can inspire other kitchen-strapped students to get cooking!
I set up Teen Baker on a whim when I was 13 and have enjoyed blogging ever since. Having this little piece of the blogosphere is still so exciting to me and really motivates me to keep cooking and trying new things and Cook by Degrees marks a whole new chapter. I love interacting with fellow bloggers, discovering beautiful and mouthwatering new blogs and chatting to my readers. This blog is my way to share recipes with a wider audience, find new inspiration, talk to other fantastic bloggers, practice my food photography and writing and bake as much as possible. I will document all my successes and failures in the kitchen and build up a collection of all the recipes I have tried. I hope you enjoy reading and find something that makes you hungry!