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Mary Kaltenberg

Economist, UNU-MERIT, Maastricht School of Governance, MIT Media Lab in Maastricht Netherlands

Mary Kaltenberg is an Economist writing her doctoral thesis and founder of EconoMaster Chef, a local cooking group shared by international students. She runs regressions and codes in Python/R during the day and cooks/writes recipes at night. Check out her eats, including her cookie a week project, and life via instagram @sumthingabout.

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From Siberia to Texas: Uncovering My Family’s Immigration Story One Recipe at a Time

@ VOL 33 ON MAY 22, 2017

Mary Kaltenberg best introduces her story herself:

"It started during a blizzard storm the first week I arrived back in the United States early 2016. As an activity for my mom and I during this cold snowy day, we gathered recipes and started compiling them into a cohesive cookbook. I asked questions about the origination of the recipe and through each recipe lived a different story. Translating and transcribing developed into a documentation of our family history, rich of funny, suspenseful and adventurous stories. One recipe at a time I uncovered the story of my Jewish, Russian, Polish family - how they became a family, survived in Siberia, were deported and stripped of citizenship and the humor of eventually adapting to American culture."

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Maastricht @ De Brandweer
May 22, 2017