(Scherer, Josh) Josh Scherer is an LA-based food writer whose writing has appeared in Los Angeles Magazine, Eater, Food & Wine, Epicurious, Maxim, LA Weekly, Thrillest, First We Feast, and VICE Munchies. His blog Culinary Bro-Down was named a finalist for best writing in Saveur magazine’s Best Food Blog Awards 2014. He was a mediocre-at-best hammer thrower for UCLA’s track and field team and an equally mediocre political science student. The Culinary Bro-Down Cookbook (Grand Central Life & Style) contains more than seventy creations broken into the ten “brossential” food groups like: Beer, Fried Things, Tacos, and Struggle Snacks (because money is hard). The Culinary Bro-Down Cookbook is full of irreverent essays and anecdotes, but running throughout is a deep sense of soul and self that strives to answer the question: Why can’t the deep-fried nonsense you eat with your bros at 2 a.m. have the same emotional gravitas as an intimate family dinner?