I’m fascinated by the way different ingredients interact to create a more safe, healthy and nutritious food supply. That’s why I’ve dedicated my career to food science… And as it turns out, a lot of other people love food science, too. Now, thanks to readers and viewers like you, websites like the Huffington Post call me “the nation’s premier food and nutrition guru,” I’ve written for national media outlets like USA Today, and millions of people watch me on shows like Dr. Oz. Thank you!



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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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Ever wonder how food scientists make things taste so great? Now you can “steal” these scientific techniques for your own kitchen!

Food science may seem intimidating at first, but it’s really not… And knowing the chemistry behind what’s actually happening in your dishes can turn your kitchen into a laboratory that’s limited only by your own imagination.

People say cooking is an art, but it’s also a science! And you can find that out for yourself when you download a copy of Sizzling Science for free.

Yes, FREE! Print copies of Sizzling Science sell for $50 or more in stores… But I want to give you a digital copy for no charge at all.

Sizzling Science is yours free when you click the link below and download your copy now. Enjoy!

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