Riyam Kafri AbuLaban has a PhD in chemistry. She is an educator, a writer, and a baking experimentalist. Her work in education centers on concept and inquiry-based learning. Her work outside of education focuses on food research, recipe development, and meditations on sourdough. She writes poetry, short stories, and essays. On the weekends, her kitchen smells of baked bread, honey, and cinnamon. For her kitchen adventures and more photos of gingerbread houses, find her @riyamoskitchentable, and for her writing, visit @riyamkafri on Instagram.