Jake Lahne

Jake is a second-year PhD student in Animal, Nutrition, and Food Science at the University of Vermont. He is researching sensory perception and artisan food. In his past life, he worked for Slow Food, cooked professionally, and sold cheese. He also blogs about booze at Liquor is Quicker.

Food Studies

Food Studies: the taste-testers' blind spots

Why taste tests conducted in controlled environments don’t tell the whole story.

Food Studies

Food Studies: reinventing the cheese wheel

Is there a science to how cheese tastes, and if so, can it be used to help artisanal food-producers?