About

About This Blog
Maiapapaya is the collaborative effort of sisters Maia and Laurel, who live on opposite coasts and love to connect through food. Maia discovered food blogging when Laurel suggested that they create a wiki for keeping track of their comments on recipes that their family has made. They made one, aptly titled Gourmaverett, but decided to keep it private. In January 2007, Maia created this blog, and in July 2007 Maia asked Laurel if she’d like to be the papaya in Maiapapaya, and so Laurel joined the team. Maia posts under the username maiapapaya and Laurel posts under theotheraverett.

Finding a recipe
If you’re looking for something specific, you can use the search box to the right. If you just want to browse by type of dish, click on a category in the menu to the right. To see a list of all recipes, visit the recipe index.

About Maia
Maia is a graduate student working on her PhD in Mathematics at UC San Diego. Food is one of her favorite distractions. She especially like dumplings of all sorts, ripe summer tomatoes, Indian food, and, of course, all things chocolate. Her boyfriend, Henning, likes to tease her for blabbering on about food all the time, though he doesn’t complain too much when it’s time for dinner. If you want to drop Maia a line, her email address is moc.liamg@ttereva.aiam (of course you should read that in the mirror).

Eating Gelato in LA

About Laurel
Laurel is a graduate student in Physics at UNC Chapel Hill, though she has defected to a lab in the Analytical Chemistry department for her dissertation research. She thinks all foods can be improved through full sensory contact, so she prefers meals that get your fingers, face, and table sticky. She lives by her mother’s advice “You’ll always have friends if you’re a good cook.” If you’d like to contact her, email at moc.liamg@ttereva.lerual.

Technical Stuff
This blog looks best in Firefox, and you should use it. Don’t do it for us, do it for yourself, man! The current layout uses the WordPress.com theme Sandbox, and Maia did the css customization herself. Before she started, it looked like this. She made the images in PS7, using some old brushes random internet sites. If you want to see the old layout, click here (800k pdf).

All photos are taken by Maia and Laurel and are, along with the rest of the content of this blog, protected under a Creative Commons license. This means that you should feel free to share and republish and reproduce this content, as long as you give credit and link back to the site, don’t use it for commercial purposes, and don’t change it in any way.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 License.

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