Oh, hello there, sailor. Welcome to Gut Instinct, wherein I, inveterate glutton and mild dispomaniac Joshua M. Bernstein, will post his published food and drink articles, along with a smattering of whatever effluvia floats into my brain. I am often hungry. I am often thirsty. And I'm often surly and willing to stick my neck (and sweet, sweet mouth) where it doesn't belong. This will make for stories equally cringe-worthy and exciting! I hope. Or I'll soon be out of a job, and back to temping as a receptionist, losing calls as frequently as I do my dignity. Don't expect daily updates, or pictures featuring puppy dogs, but do expect posts and articles that will nourish your mind and make your belly grumble—or put you off your lunch forever.