My name is Jason Perlow, and I’m a proud owner of a Golden Penguin Award, certifying that I am a card carrying nerd. In my professional life (what I actually do to make a living) I am a technical sales professional working for a Fortune 100 technology company.
I founded the eGullet.com food discussion community along with food writer Steven Shaw in August of 2001 and was its sole financial supporter, proprietor and technologist.
In 2004 I gave up my financial interest in the company and it became the eGullet Society for Culinary Arts and Letters, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit charity and I joined its Board of Directors.
In February 2006 I founded Off The Broiler to return to my roots as a food enthusiast and do what I truly loved, which is to talk and write about food, technology and other topics that genuinely interested me. In April of 2006 I left eGullet and its Board of Directors to concentrate on Off The Broiler full time.
I am now a humble blogger.
In November of 2007 I made some major life changes and decided to focus on the healthier aspects of being a foodie, and switched the primary emphasis of the blog to healthy eating.
The very idea of me losing weight was apparently so awe-inspiring that The New York Times decided to write an entire article about it.
While I had some moderate success with dieting and lifestyle changes at the time, it was not enough to permanently improve my health for the long term. In January of 2015 I had a bariatric surgical procedure called a Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy.
As of October 2015 have lost over 120lbs, but I have permanently changed my diet and lifestyle since.
In addition to my foodie background, previously from 1999 to 2008 I was Sr. Technology Editor Linux Magazine focusing on Linux Desktop issues and product reviews, and since 2008 I have written for Tech Broiler at ZDNet.
I can be reached using the contact form below. On Twitter I can be followed at @jperlow
Disclaimer: The postings and opinions on this blog are my own and don’t necessarily represent Microsoft’s positions, strategies or opinions.