“Food is a central activity of mankind and one of the single most significant trademarks of a culture.”
Throughout history food has always been one of the defining aspects of cultural identity. Whether it helps define someone's religion or national identity, it is important.
There is no denying we spend a majority of our time thinking about food. Food fills our literature, our art, and our homes. A good meal or aperitif is an excuse to bring people together and connect. Trading edible goods used to bring tribes together, in the same way offering homemade meals to your neighbor brings the community together.
I grew up in Middlebury, Vermont, a community where local and organic food was very important, I spent most of my time baking and decorating cakes and pastries, then I came to Rome.
Italy, if for some strange reason you didn't know, is the greatest place in the world for food. Every region prides itself on a specialty dish, every household has its' special recipe.
Here in Tales of the Table, I will explore what food really means to individuals, how they use food to connect to others, and what delicious meals they are serving.