WE hear at Rifugio’s wish all a very thankful weekend. To spend it with family and friends.
when reading and re reading the book by Michael Pollan “Cooked” I am intrigued by the thought of how to get Americans to eat less. He was speaking to a food historian about this and asked how to get Americans to eat less. He in short said Americans can eat anything they want but they simply have to cook it themselves. From start to finish.
There is a lot lost communally when food is pre maid for us.
Lesson learned from this? Let us cook more together
Just the word “BOUNTY” conjures up many ideas of prosperity, wealth, healthiness to name a few. I find it popping up in different ways in which it affects the world and how we live. When reading a Instagram post from Rene from Noma on 9/14/18 speaking of transitioning from a vegetable focus menu to a meat focus menu. He spoke of it in a similar vain as another author is using it. David Christopher who has written “The Holy Universe”, a book that was gifted to me by a friend spoke of using the word “BOUNTY” in place of “RESOURCE” as a more respectful perspective and way of approaching life. Resource in our modern age has meanings that denote supply, things that can be used and discarded and that humans are disconnected from the resource. I believe society and culture are moving, with hope, into a different direction. Where with respect to our environment in which we are woven into and interconnected like a web we need to be mindful of where and what we use. For me and in relation to this Blog its food and its story. What is the life of a carrot, a cow, a pig, a potato? How can we use “all” of what is given? How is culture interwoven into almonds in Sicily for example? How can we harvest in the spirit of leaving some crops in for next year and generations to come.
Rifugio’s is happy to say we are helping to celebrate the union of marriage this Friday and will be closed to the general public. we will be open Saturday and Sunday our normal hours.
Executive Chef Rifugio
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Two Lovers in top hats showing that coming together is a great thing to do so join us in Feasting this Sunday at 5pm
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Have you ever wanted to attend an intimate event, have great food and experiences, Rifugio's specializes in small gatherings of like minded people that want good stories and great food in a relaxed atmosphere. Its ones a month normally the 1st or 2nd Sunday. The 7 courses are inspired by our Sicilian upbringing and visits to Italy. For Details check our our events page or Feasting Dinner menus.
Executive Chef Richard Balogh