Salt of the Earth (4760 Red Bank Road,
Madisonville, 513-272-3650) is a lunch café and dinner-to-go place
that’s been helping home cooks round out their repertoire for the past
10 years. Very vegetarian friendly, but not exclusively vegetarian, they
also do catering and carry a small specialty grocery selection. Owner
Jim Jennings is a wine lover who travels to San Francisco a couple times
a year to dine and wine with friends at restaurants like Kuleto’s in
CityBeat: What’s the
last great meal you had and where did you eat it?
Jim Jennings: I had a really good eggplant dish at Bella Luna.
CB: What’s the holiday
dish that most people would rather buy than make?
JJ: Oh, good question. Most people like to make their own turkey, but they come to us for side dishes. We’re doing roasted sweet potatoes with granny smith apples and walnuts, spiced up with a little curry and turmeric. And gravy! No one likes to make their own gravy, apparently. It’s hard for me to make enough!