Hello from Atlanta, Georgia, USA!

MewKitty
Bento-ing from: Atlanta › Georgia › USA
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Hi everyone!

I am a first-year biomedical engineering student at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. I stumbled upon this site while researching bento ideas and what not. I found bento to be the perfect solution for a healthy yet delicious lunch or dinner on the go. I am often far from my dorm because my classes and labs are spread all over the campus. I thoroughly enjoying cooking and baking in general (though I currently don't have kitchen access because I live in a dorm) and love to try out new things.

I'm actually not Japanese; I am a Vietnamese-American. Before all of this, I was a manga/anime fanatic but soon grew to love other aspects of Japanese culture as well. I love to learn about other cultures and their customs and traditions (especially foods).

In my (scarce) free time, I enjoy playing piano and soccer. I read manga and watch animes and dramas. I enjoy reading newspapers and scientific magazines. Bookwise, I enjoy military history and cooking. I am an avid airsofter and I love cats (if you couldn't tell from my name/pic haha).

I hope I can contribute more to the community in the future (when I actually have a kitchen!).

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"Food is an important part of a balanced diet."
-Fran Lebowitz

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bronwyncarlisle
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Re: Hello from Atlanta, Georgia, USA!

Hi. What exactly is biomedical engineering? It sounds like you'd be developing artificial organs and bone and tendon and fancy wound dressing materials. It's not a subject that's available here in New Zealand, must be interesting.

Welcome to Just Bento anyway. There are plenty of forum members who don't have access to kitchens. There are whole threads on how to cook everything you might possibly want to cook with the bare minimum of equipment. Maki's a bit of an expert at present.

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MewKitty
Bento-ing from: Atlanta › Georgia › USA
Joined: 20 Sep 2010
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Re: Hello from Atlanta, Georgia, USA!

You more or less hit it dead on! Biomedical engineering concerns artificial organs, fluids (like blood), prosthetics, medical/surgical devices, and nanoengineering (stuff like little surgical robots). It's a relatively new field here, something like the marriage of biochemistry and engineering.

I'm currently investigating the limits of my microwave haha and looking to invest in a small electric grill. We will see how that goes ^_^

bronwyncarlisle
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Re: Hello from Atlanta, Georgia, USA!

I have an excellent kitchen at home, but I also have a little cooking area in my office at work. I have a small single hotplate and a tiny panini/sandwich press thing. I can use the microwave in the tea room, but it's surprising what you can cook on a panini press. I've fried eggs and steak on it, and they are THE best thing for making hash browns - just turn it on and squash a leftover boiled potato in it. From what others say it sounds as though a rice cooker is a good idea for non-kitchened people too.

MewKitty
Bento-ing from: Atlanta › Georgia › USA
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Re: Hello from Atlanta, Georgia, USA!

Yup, I have a small rice cooker on my desk. Right now, besides cooking rice, I like to use it to steam vegetables and boil eggs. I've heard you can cook soup in it too haha.

Is there any particular panini press you recommend?

bronwyncarlisle
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Re: Hello from Atlanta, Georgia, USA!

No. The one in my office is a little wee one I picked up for $12 on a bargain table in a department store. It's just big enough to cook one toasted sandwich, and you can fit one fried egg in it! You could probably fit two, but they'd merge together. At the other end of the spectrum, my brother has a big Cuisinart one that has interchangeable plates - flat for sandwiches and ripple for steaks and suchlike - that cost an arm and a leg.

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