Evan George is an investigative journalist whose coverage of the health insurance industry, homelessness, and the federal court system has won national awards--none of which have stemmed from his extensive writing about beer, coffee, and cooking for publications including "Los Angeles Magazine," " Conde Nast Traveler," and the "Los Angeles Times." He has grilled steaks at a Philadelphia bistro, flipped burgers in Los Angeles coffee shops, and most recently spent three years as a sous chef at the renowned vegetarian hot spot Elf Cafe. He holds a history degree from Occidental College. Alex Brown currently holds court as the general manager for Gourmet Imports, where he answers the questions, and tempers the fury, of the best chefs, cheese mongers and restaurateurs in Los Angeles. His expertise is frequently quoted on cheese by food publications including "Imbibe Magazine," "LA Weekly," and the "Los Angeles Times." A longstanding line cook vet, Alex took his first cooking job at age 14 as dishwasher/prep cook at the now extinct Indigo Crow Bistro in Albuquerque, NM.