I'm a "return to school"; my major is philosophy and my area is logic (graduate level). I work as a freelance editor and proofreader and for 19 years have been a lacto-ovo vegetarian for health, not ethical, reasons. I was delighted to run across this community because I take food VERY seriously--we in NYC have access to excellent food in every price range, so one need not be wealthy to eat well here (although everything else is 'way too expensive). I'm always happy to talk food, even if the subject is stuff I don't eat. Eating should be wonderful!