Are you awake?* | Cacio e Pepe

Late the first night in Rome many years ago, Hades and I wandered.  Blinking in the bright lights of the wedding cake, looking for a spot to grab dinner, tired from our long trip, still adjusting to the time change.  We came across a tiny nameless spot, umbrellas still up outside, despite the late hour. … Read More Are you awake?* | Cacio e Pepe

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The Official Persephone’s Kitchen Holiday Gift Guide

The turkey coma is fading, the leftover turkey carcass is simmering on the stove for stock, and now you can start thinking about what to do about your holiday gifts.  ‘Tis the season to be giving!  Perhaps you’ve got a friend or family member that loves all things food, or all things Ohio or all things fabulous. … Read More The Official Persephone’s Kitchen Holiday Gift Guide

The Olive Orchard | Local Importer of Worldly Oils

Persephone has a little food philosophy: eat locally as much as possible, and when things aren’t grown or produced locally, try to support a locally-based business that provides them. I caught up with Kieren Metts of Columbus-based (more specifically, Grandview Heights) The Olive Orchard Friday at Whole Foods.  I was fortunate to have a chance to taste several of… Read More The Olive Orchard | Local Importer of Worldly Oils