Bob Barnett is a serious food enthusiast, who spent fifteen years in the restaurant business before establishing a career in education. He is Professor of Composition and Rhetoric and Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of Michigan-Flint. He has been writing about food for twenty years, and last year he launched his blog, Eating Flint (, which explores the culture of Flint, Michigan through the local culinary scene.  Bob lives in Flint with his partner, Philip, and their daughter, Alexis.