Nothing bridges cultural gaps better than
sharing a meal together. Food does far more than nourish the body — it
tells the story of who we are, where we’ve been, our trials and
tribulations and, most importantly, does so in a most delightful way.
Imagine being a wholesale buyer
faced with more than 760,000-square-feet of merchandise shown at last
month’s 60th annual Specialty Food Association’s Fancy Food Show (June
29-July 1), and you might start to feel a bit more inspired.
Lydia Stec describes her first business,
Aquarius Star, as a metaphysical retail store: “to support you on your
spiritual path no matter what that path might be.” Founded in 2006 on
Sycamore Street in Over-the-Rhine, Aquarius Star relocated to a larger
space on Ludlow Avenue in Clifton in 2009 and added a café, Om Eco Café.
Easter is the second most important candy-eating occasion in America (next to Halloween), and the National Confectioners Association (NCA) estimates Americans will spend $2.26 billion on Easter candy this year.
In 1993, French chef Jean-Robert de Cavel came to Cincinnati from New York to be Chef de Cuisine of the five-star-rated Maisonette. Over the next 20 years, drastically changed the way the Queen City looked at French food, became an integral part of our local tapestry and fostered the careers of countless young chefs.
We gathered up some of our favorite local chefs, threw them together in a virtual chat room and asked them for their favorite places to grab some grub, post shift. Because if our local chefs like it, it’s got to be good, right?