I have a Masters of Science in Biology and I am a Certified Cicerone®. I find that training influences every path I explore, especially my interest in food. I maintain MetaCookbook as a place to explore these delicious interests, as well as the communities food and beer (and other consumables) build. As you can guess from the above, I find a good beer and a good scientific discussion make food go down easier. Actually, once you get to know me, you’ll find I thinks most conversation makes food and beer both go down easier. Poke around the blog, leave some comments. Start a conversation. You might find yourself invited to dinner.