How to Bake Pi

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How to Bake Pi: An Edible Exploration of the Mathematics of Mathematics
How to Bake π book cover.jpg
Cover of the 2016 paperback edition
AuthorEugenia Cheng
CountryUnited States
GenrePopular mathematics
PublisherBasic Books
Publication date

How to Bake Pi is a popular mathematics book by Dr. Eugenia Cheng, PhD, published in 2015. Each chapter of the book begins with a recipe for a dessert, to illustrate the methods and principles of mathematics and how they relate to one another. The book is an explanation of the foundations and architecture of Category theory. Category theory is a branch of mathematics that formalizes mathematical structure and its concepts. Dr. Eugenia Cheng received her PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2002 and is currently a senior lecturer of pure mathematics at the University of Sheffield[1] and a senior lecturer in liberal arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.[2]


  1. ^ University of Sheffield. "Dr Eugenia Cheng". Retrieved 2015-08-12.
  2. ^ "SAIC - Eugenia Cheng - School of the Art Institute of Chicago". Retrieved 2015-08-12.