|Both photos were taken by the most extraordinary photographer, KC Kratt.|
As time unfurls, I find myself drawn more and more to helping people stay connected to or re-discover their food heritage. In a city where refugees and immigrants pour in, desperate to escape their past lives and create new ones, globally flavored food is one of our most treasured secrets.
Most Americans have a sense of who they are, genealogy wise. Many can say where their family comes from and where they ended up. Many too know their food/cuisine heritage. Polish perogis and kolaczki, Italian red sauce dishes and more are a part of their family's story and part of this city's story. You can't go anywhere without connecting the food to the area of the city, Irish bars with their pub food in South Buffalo, Italian pasta dishes in the Westside, Burmese Pho in Riverside.
Won't you come along with me and discover "How to eat global, while staying local"?
Thank you to writer Rachel Fix Dominguez, editor Christa Glennie Seychew, photographer KC Kratt, B. Ferante's owner's Sarah and Lucy Gilmartin and all of the others who contributed their time and efforts towards this November 2012 Buffalo Spree issue. I was happy to be a part of it.