Professional eater at heart, I love food and constantly seek out new things to try. I am trying to learn to enjoy cooking, but my extremely busy schedule and impatient nature means I usually stick to easy recipes that are quick to preparate. My fiance is an excellent cook, however, and his incredible skills in the kitchen make him the perfect guy to cook with! When I'm not cooking (which is almost all the time!), I am a Ph.D. student who loves animals and wildlife photography, and I stay fit by doing quite a bit of cycling. In addition to eating, I have a passion for wines, and I'm lucky to have the fantastic wine regions of Northern California at my fingertips.