Gary Allen ’00, food writer and adjunct at SUNY Empire, published a book on sauces. Twenty years ago, Allen began to write about food and decided he needed to find out a bit more about the writing/researching process. He enrolled in SUNY Empire and earned a Bachelor of Science degree. His first book, “The Resource Guide for Food Writers,” was published in 1999, the year before he graduated from SUNY Empire. Since then, he has written, edited, illustrated, or contributed to approximately 40 published books. Since graduating, he has been an adjunct instructor at SUNY Empire, teaching courses in food writing and various food and culture topics, as well as evaluating PLAs for SUNY Empire students.