Hello everyone and welcome to my column, YUM! My name is Lauren and I am an incoming Freshman at the Urban School in San Francisco with a never ending interest in cooking and baking. Over the years, I have become more and more interested in the foods and dishes from other countries and the way they are different from the American food that I normally eat. Now I am excited to expand my cooking hobby into the world of blogging with YUM!. YUM! is an acronym for “Your Universal Meal,” and here I will be sharing recipes from about the world, making short videos, and writing about the different dishes (such as the Chocolate Pot de Crème—my own chocolate twist on the French dessert—pictured above). I am excited to get started and I hope that you are too!