Computer science alum goes culinary

Jeff Potter's new cookbook shows that a CS nerd can have talent on the keyboard and in the kitchen

What happens when you take a CS nerd out of the Sun Lab and put her into the kitchen? Apparently, a great cookbook. Alumnus Jeff Potter recently published his new cookbook Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food. Potter, who has no traditional culinary experience, concentrated in computer science and visual arts at Brown. In addition to providing a variety of recipes that vary in difficulty, Potter includes chapters on such geeky topics as molecular gastronomy (which he calls “modernist cuisine”) and “Fun with Hardware.”

So, CS concentrators, if you ever make it out of the CIT, make sure to pick up Potter’s cookbook for some culinary programming.

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