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Friday, April 17, 2009

Warning-the Internet May Contain Traces of Nuts


The title of this blog was a quote on the Flavors From Afar newsletter that popped in my inbox yesterday. As a follower and communicator of the unfortunate contaminated nut epidemic we are experiencing, this made me laugh out loud. More than once.

The Flavors from Afar e-newsletter is produced by Nancy and Gary Krabill..two people who are living their epicurean dream. These two left the traditional business world 5 years ago and opened Flavors From Afar, Dallas' favorite Gourmet Boutique. The store-and its online presence- here-focus on gourmet food from Italy and the Mediterranean. Hand-crafted ceramics from Deruta and Sicily, tabletop accessories, Nancy/Gary led trips to Italy and in-store Italian lessons truly make them a unique find in Dallas.

I was fortunate enough to attend one of their very cool olive oil and vinegar tastings with a small group of individuals. Both Nancy and Gary, who are self taught foodies, are truly passionate about what they do and its obvious by just listening to them dialog with customers about their products, experiences and the store in general. It's refreshing!

They have a great website, can ship all over the US, have a very accomplished newsletter with a terrific following and invoke a warm and inviting vibe with everything they do. Oh, and, they are big supporters of the Days of Taste (DOT) program-one that I am intimately involved with these days. Click here for more info on DOT. Check them out! www.flavorsfromafar.com.

An exerpt from their most recent newsletter-Dated April 16, 2009

Your Neighborhood Resource for Local Flavor : Today's Menu
:: Macadamia Madness Heads Our Way Saturday from 1-3
:: Progressive Tasting: Flavors From Afar and Molto Formaggio
:: New Contest from Flavors From Afar: Win a Flip Camera!
:: Open Ranch at Rusty's April 25 from 11-7
:: Olive Trees in Bloom - Get Yours! Earth Day Cometh...
:: Support Our Farmer's Market! Educational and Volunteer Opportunities Here!
:: Don't Miss the Snider Plaza Art Walk!
:: Take Advantage of Our Best-Price Guarantee, and Other Services at Flavors From Afar
:: Collection and Fundraising for L'Aquila Earthquake Victims April 25
:: Follow Us on Facebook or Twitter and Receive a Bonus!


That is Nancy in the photo--if you go into the shop, tell her I sent you!

1 Comments:

Blogger Dan said...

this wins my award for the best blog post title ever, although i think it would better apply to the kind of "nuts" (the human kind) I write about in my blog at http://dangalbraith.blogspot.com :) Best, Dan

April 21, 2009 at 8:03 AM  

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