I’M JUST A NERD WITH A PASSION FOR COOKING.
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I grew up in the media capital of the world – Burbank, California.
As a child (and into my adult years) I was constantly reading or playing a video game of some sort, whether it be Mario Kart, Final Fantasy, Zelda, or World of Warcraft. I also fell in love with such classic science fiction/fantasy movies like Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, District 9, Flash Gordon, and of course my all time favorite, Spaceballs!
In my teenage years I grew an interest in cooking. I was always watching the Food Network (back when they actually had instructional cooking shows) and reading and researching on cooking websites. I decided to take the non-traditional route after high school and enrolled in the California School of Culinary Arts and graduated with a degree in Patisserie in 2008.
One day I was thinking to myself, how can combine my love of cooking and love of video games, books, movies, sci fi and everything nerdy?
April 6th, 2014: I hosted a Game of Thrones season four premiere party and all my friends raved about the food. I prepared a traditional feast of The North, consisting of a whole chicken, turnips, lemon cakes, meat pies, bread, you name it – all made from scratch. It then suddenly clicked. Why not make recipes inspired by all these nerdy things I hold so close to my heart and share them with the world?
Thus, Little Miss Nerd Chef was born. I am on a mission to not only to create recipes inspired by nerd and pop culture, but to also make recipes that taste just as awesome as their sources. I hope you all join me on this epic culinary journey of a lifetime. Enjoy!!
Brooke Noelle Zyla
Little Miss Nerd Chef
The kitchen is bright and full of noms…but the hunger eats them all away.