About me

 I recently graduated from Hamilton College with a bachelors in cognitive studies (philosophy/neuroscience). However, my passion is fermented foods- from baking bread to brewing beer, culturing yogurt to brining veggies- I love to make fermented foods and I love to think about fermenting just as much. My hunch is that fermentation is an awesome cosmic force which will lead us to the unified field theory and the resting place of Jimmy Hoffa, but until that pans out, you can check out my daily meditations on the subject on my "fermentation?...really?" page. But, unlike philosophers of yore, I won't just be thinking about fermenting. For the next year I will be learning how to make different kinds of fermented foods all around the world as a Watson Fellow, and recording the whole journey right here on this blog.  

The Thomas J. Watson Fellowship is a post-baccalaureate grant, intended to:

         offer college graduates of unusual promise a year of independent, purposeful      exploration and travel outside of the United States in order to enhance their capacity for resourcefulness, imagination, openness, and leadership and to foster their humane and effective participation in the world community.

Check out other projects here. 

To see where I have been and where I am going, check out my map and schedule page...

So for now, I am putting down the precising inky pen of a student, and picking up the waterproof pencil pad of the traveler. If you have questions, comments, or clarifications you can always reach me by email at: mx.wall@gmail.com