Jared Kaufman

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Jared Kaufman is Food Tank’s newsletter manager and a Minneapolis-based food journalist and cheesemonger. He holds a master’s degree in food studies from Boston University’s gastronomy program, where his thesis research focused on the sociology of kids’ menus, and a magazine journalism degree from the University of Missouri. Follow him on Twitter @jaredography / email: jared@foodtank.com

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