Mortadella, Bologna, Italy and the Wild West

Mortadella, Bologna, Italy and the Wild West

The bite: Italian mortadella The inspiration: The Wild West Artwork by Sorin   Do cowboys eat baloney sandwiches? I’m not sure, but in the 1890s they probably enjoyed mortadella. Mortadella is an Italian cured pork sausage resembling bologna (or baloney) and it has been the most celebrated product of Bologna, Italy for at least five […] more…
Palo Alto Firefighters Pepper Sauce

Palo Alto Firefighters Pepper Sauce

The bite: Palo Alto Firefighters Pepper Sauce The inspiration: a fire station garden and the desire to make a difference   Artwork by Sorin   During World War II, victory gardens were planted by families to help prevent a food shortage. These gardens, located in backyards, empty lots and even on city rooftops, were considered […] more…
Purple Door Ice Cream – Milwaukee, WI

Purple Door Ice Cream – Milwaukee, WI

The bite: Purple Door Ice Cream The inspiration: a childhood dream Artwork by Sorin   I overheard a few local dairy cows talking the other day, bragging about how they have the best gig in town: producing milk and cream for Milwaukee’s Purple Door Ice Cream. How did this come to be? Two educators find themselves […] more…

Indie food producers: share your stories

I received an Easy-Bake Oven when I was six and I’ve been enthusiastic about cooking and baking ever since. I am always intrigued when food producers create and find a market for their inspirations, from ingredients, to creative flavor combinations, to packaging. So if you’re following your dreams in the kitchen and have a food […] more…
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