Steve Subera attributes his passion for cooking to familial osmosis. As a teenager, he was too busy studying physics and math to spend time in the kitchen with his mother, a home economics teacher. Despite his ambivalence, he discovered that cooking came naturally shortly after college. Steve continued his culinary education by taking classes with current and former professional chefs, including Zoë François and Andrew Zimmern. He has been a Leite's Culinaria tester since 2006 and participated in David's Leite's Food Writing 101 class. Steve writes for his Web site, Braised and Infused, and volunteers for Operation Frontline, a program that helps families with limited incomes learn to cook nutritious meals at home.