Out of the three choices left, (Thoreau, Hawthorne, Dickinson) Mei goes with Thoreau. Of course mean girl Padma felt the need to ask skeptically, "Are you familiar with his work?" Go ahead Padma, you name something by Thoreau other than "Walden." Since Thoreau is a vegetarian and "Walden" is all about nature. Mei will be doing a vegetarian dish using Voltaggian techniques such as "onion soil" and "tom kha snow" to show a snow-dusted forest.