When asked about what she thought about food and culture, here is what little ten-year-old Nina had to say. Written by Nina, 10, USA “Last summer, in 2012, I went to Italy. Italy is very different from America. One thing that makes it different is that with lunch and dinner you always eat pasta. Another [...]
I’m befuddled by a nagging question, so I put the conundrum to you: how do you sell less and survive? That is, how does one market the philosophy of “less.” Or, can small stay small without being subsumed by something bigger? Can the corner store compete with the big box? In my time away from [...]
This past Saturday, we had the honor of partnering with one of the leading organizations in North Carolina that fights the good fight to end hunger, the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle. As some of you know, we are HUGE supporters and fans of the Food Shuttle, who has been transforming the Triangle with their leadership in [...]
Truffles at Centro Storico, Alba, Italy.
Everyone has their own haven of deliciousness, that one spot where they reached food nirvana. For me, that spot is a little restaurant in Florence called La Giostra. Just thinking about it makes me crave fresh Carpaccio, rosemary scented rack of lamb and bold red wine. Unfortunately, I don’t get to my little slice of [...]
So I was in Rome, yet again, a couple of weeks ago for work but also a few additional days of pleasure.
I’m just back from having spent 5 days walking around Rome and sitting in cafes sipping on coffees and people watching. I was lucky to be staying with a friend who is from Rome and so knows the “Real” Rome! After the mandatory stops at the Pantheon, Colosseum, St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, Trevi Fountain, [...]
In the U.S., immigrants have forever shaped and influenced American cuisine. It is often difficult to separate what is American and what is “foreign,” or perhaps, what makes American cuisine so unique is that there is no need for separation. The complexities and diversity of food is what makes eating in the U.S. so interesting. [...]