Lessons learned .

by Brittany Grace


Hello there. I’m happy you’re here, and I’m here, after such a long hiatus. In the time that I’ve been away, I’ve had the opportunity to experience and learn a lot about food and people and the unique, essential relationship they share. I have also learned loads about passionately owning and growing a business that’s close to your heart.

La petite mort.

Lessons recently learned:

A pink grapefruit freshly cut open for breakfast during the holiday season is like giving yourself a gorgeous gift to unwrap.

Don’t jump ship just because your boat is off the map.

While your boat is off the map, learn to enjoy it. You may never again get the opportunity to experience that solitary open water, all beautiful and terrifying all at once.

A good toast can be just as important as a good meal.

There is not much better than tasting the inherent sweetness in a good cup of black coffee.


If you get stranded on an island, figure out how to feed and take care of yourself. Eat something nourishing, then you can look for

A cheese grater, a newly sharpened knife, a mandolin = tools not to use in a frenzied hurry seconds before an event is to start.

Carry Band-Aids and water wherever you go.

Remember that you can always find solace in being able to nourish yourself.


“Too few of us, perhaps, feel that breaking of bread, the sharing of salt, the common dipping into one bowl, mean more than satisfaction of a need. We make such primal things as casual as tunes heard over a radio, forgetting the mystery and strength in both.”

Serve It Forth, MFK Fisher