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Michael Prerau (GRS’08), a doctoral student in neuroscience, and his former roommate at Columbia, University of Pennsylvania MBA student Matthew Kondratowicz, love food. So, after earning their bachelor’s degrees and going their separate ways, they decided to start a blog called the Food Monkey.

Originally a way to continue sharing their culinary experiences, the Food Monkey soon caught on, becoming one of the more popular Boston food blogs, according to Google, and, Prerau says, tempting 3,000 visitors a month.

The Food Monkey offers postings on topics such as the medical uses of nacho cheese, a lamb martini recipe, and the Wake ’n Bacon — a pig-shaped alarm clock that actually cooks bacon and wakes up snoozers to this breakfast aroma. The blog also provides restaurant reviews and information on eateries in Boston and beyond.

According to a March 27 posting, “[I]f you’re ever in NY and feel like dropping some cash, Nobu is pretty fantastic, especially their miso-soaked black cod dish, which is melt-in-your mouth delicious. If you live in Boston as I do, you can get a really good twist on the dish at the Elephant Walk, which has a ‘wild Alaskan black cod filet, lightly glazed with mushroom soy; served with wild lime rice, a ginger-coconut sauce and sweet pepper relish.’”

To read more, visit the Food Monkey at http://thefoodmonkey.com/.

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