It's funny, when I started Good Eats, nobody was talking about science and food. And now that it's a popular thing, I'd like to think I played some part in that. Not that I gave birth to molecular gastronomy or anything, but the whole notion of understanding what goes on with your food is more important than just following directions. I've been accused a few times of not being a "real scientist" because I do not have scientific degrees. I barely passed science in high school and college. So no, I'm not going to be receiving any grants to gene-splice pig kidneys into squirrels or anything, nor would I have any reason to do that. But I can help people understand how to make a better plate of eggs or a better steak. And by extension I would love to eventually move onto things that aren't edible. Because it's a big world, and I'd like to think that if I can understand it and get my head around it, I can find an entertaining way to get people to be interested in it and to learn about it.