Claire Lower is a freelance writer and the Senior Food & Beverage Writer for xoJane. She has a B.S. in chemistry and loves all things related to science, food, and food science. Online, her work has appeared on Serious Eats, TIME, Yahoo Food, Refinery 29, The Frisky, The Daily Dot, and Dogster. It you would prefer reading her words on actual paper, you can find it in the ROOTS and TIMING issues of Render Feminist Food and Culture Quarterly Magazine.