I’ve always had a passion for food and food science, ever since I was a kid in the kitchen with my grandmother, Mamawl.
Now that I work as a food scientist, I’ve devoted my career to two things: one, research that can help create a more safe, healthy and nutritious food supply in a fast-growing world with diminishing natural resources. And two, bringing my knowledge of food science to everyday Americans—so I can show them that healthy can be tasty, too, and that the right foods can help prevent chronic disease, instead of being scared of ingredients or additives like xanthan gum that are harmless. My goal is to help people make sense of what’s in their food and why, so they can make the best choices for their families.
That’s why I founded the Think Healthy Group, a food science and nutrition consulting firm that generates high-quality scientific research that can inform better national and international food policies, as well as educational campaigns.
And it’s why—after four years as a regular guest on the Dr. Oz Show—I officially “leaked” my secret recipes and scientific skills in my new cookbook, Sizzling Science.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my website. I hope you’ll have a look around and, like me, become a lifelong fan of food science. It has the ability to save the world!
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