Crystal Cun ate and earned her way through a master’s in Food Culture and Communications from the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, Italy. For one year, through March 2011, she was awash in a sea of olive oil, photojournalism and sustainable food production. Prior to this peripatetic European adventure, she worked in research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and studied economics at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. After her travels in Italy, she moved to New York, where she was the oyster communications voice at Element Seafood, then the marketing guru at Bruce Cost Ginger Ale. In her free time, she also turned vegetables and whipped cream like a boss as a student in the Culinary Techniques program at the International Culinary Center. Today, Crystal is the brand manager at Fleishers Craft Butchery, a neighborhood butcher shop for people who want meat raised right. Sometimes this requires abundant amounts of research with “Rockin’ Moroccan” sausage and grass-fed steak. She also works as a consultant for FRESH, an indie documentary about the farmers, activists and entrepreneurs who are reinventing our food system. If you haven’t seen it, check out the trailer. She is a fan of orange juice with lots of pulp, carves adorable sharkmelons, and has pondered how they make the middle bun on a Big Mac. Questions, comments and sandwich offers can be directed to crystalbells at gmail.