Hello, my name is Jacob Dean.

I'm a freelance food and travel writer currently living in Montana, although in the past I've been lucky enough to live in New York City, Boston, Chicago, and Washington D.C.. My work has appeared in a variety of publications including Vice, The AV Club, The Washington Post, Roads and Kingdoms, The Cook's Cook, DCist, Edible DC, Washington City Paper, TechCrunch, Everyday Carry, and more. While I'm currently a full time freelancer, I'm also an Associate Editor at The Cook's Cook and have worked as a freelance recipe tester for the New York Times.

I've been described as a man of widely varied interests, although I prefer to say I'm naturally curious about the wider world. I have graduate degrees in both forensic and clinical psychology and have worked as a psychotherapist in the past. I've also studied film making and criticism and have worked at a bookstore, library, Japanese restaurant, and as an intern for the New Hampshire Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, helping to process crime scenes and conduct autopsies. I've traveled in Europe, North America, Central America, the Caribbean, North Africa, Asia, and across the United States, and am always looking to learn more about places I have yet to explore. I've tried over eighteen hundred unique beers (I keep track) and I'm allergic to grasshoppers (the insect, not the cocktail.)