Hi, I’m Jesse.

I’m an anthropologist, writer and photographer currently working on my PhD in anthropology of food at the University of Sydney. I think of myself as a food connoisseur, home cook and baker – with a curious mind. I’m trained in gastronomy and food culture from the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy where I developed sensory skills and the ability to discern quality and understand production methods of many products like wine, beer, cheese and olive oil.

I write about the intersection of food programs, technology, society and culture – sometimes about travel, wine, cheese. I have broad interests, yet, an ability to focus on minute details.

Photography has played an important role in my creative life since an early age and I continue to use mostly 35mm cameras to capture images people, everyday life, nature, landscapes and cultural projects.

I studied film in L.A., traveled to Mozambique for study abroad, taught English in Japan, moved to Italy to study food and married a Venetian girl along the way. Always interested to hear from you.

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