Benjamin Bauer’s scholarly interests lie in the fields of cultural studies, especially of North America, and media and journalism. Besides these interests, which he hopes to combine in his later professional career, he appreciates art of all kinds—music, literature, drawing, and painting. Throughout his life, Bauer has been drawing inspiration from art and has been attempting to incorporate it into his life on a regular basis. His contribution to aspeers is to be seen in light of him trying to establish a thorough and organic symbiosis of his background knowledge of American food cultures and his creativity. To him, the American diet is as diverse as the multiethnic makeup of its society, with certain dishes being connected to the American soul.