My name is Julie TelRav, Ph.D, and while it’s true I write about food, I’m not exactly a “food writer”.  I am a sociologist who studies and writes about food and culture.  I am passionate about food, and I love to cook and eat, but we all know that food is about more than nutrition or even good taste.  Food is social, cultural, and even political; it is powerful and influential in ways that we don’t always think about.  Food is personal too; it says a lot about who we are and where we come from.

I created The Foodologist to explore the ways in which food is socially and culturally significant to all of our lives, and personally meaningful in my own life.  The blog is part memoir, part sociological exploration, and part discussion of how, what, when and why we eat the way that we do.  On the request of readers, I’ll even be adding a few of our favorite recipes.

So grab a snack and have a look around the site.  I hope you’ll enjoy reading it as much as I do writing it.  And please, don’t forget to leave your comments and join the discussion.