Kitchen Culture Community
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In this new opportunity we decided to be true to our roots and develop a concept that reflects our true values and pride from where we come from.
We don’t like labels. This applies to our kitchen. We do not consider ourselves as traditional food, or farm to table. We are a team of people trying to honor our culture through what we know: food. We are a blend. We are our own kind of hybrid restaurant. But we have filtered our concept into these three very important words: Kitchen, Culture, Community.
I was raised in Bay, Arkansas and my wife is from Ecuador. Since both of us have been far from our home we came up with this idea out of nostalgia. Certainly, all of these factors encouraged us to create this concept. We have the advantage of being surrounded by great farm lands. Analyzing traditional food from both of our homes, we can say that techniques and flavor profiles are very different, but much of the product is the same. Taking all these parameters in hand we created our concept. It is a blend from both of our cultures offering delicious food in a modern take and standing strong to our values of respect and caring for the source from where our product comes. Respect for the product is key for our cuisine, blending both of our cultures and offering the best of both countries by using seasonal products from responsible sources while offering an exceptional experience for our customers reflected in our food and service.
We are a restaurant inspired in a place close to our heart, home. We believe in the importance of being true to our roots, using local and seasonal ingredients found from both of our countries in order to offer the best of our culture. We strongly believe in the importance of product from responsible sources empowering local farmers and sustainable cuisine. We will offer a unique culinary experience full of creativity and tradition exploring product and different cooking techniques from both our countries. We will create a culture of equality, inclusion, and responsibility for our company and customers.
It is important for us to put emphasis that our cuisine is based on seasonal products and sustainability, empowering our community using products from the community. Our farmers will always be our first source for local product. We will also use Ecuadorian products in order to offer a beautiful blend of cuisine. Having a bond with our providers is key for our essence in our restaurant.
What to expect?
Seasonal Menu / Craft Beverages / Community Empowerment
Hope you all join us in this new adventure.
With lots of love,
Half Ecuadorian / Half Southern
"We are a restaurant inspired in the importance of being true to our roots, a blend between Ecuadorian and Southern Cuisine. Offering a unique culinary experience by believing in local and seasonal product from responsible resources found from both of our countries in order to offer the best of our culture with a modern and sustainable in take. We are Roots. We are Kitchen, Culture, Community.
Newman's Farm Heritage Berkshire Pork
Located is South-Central Missouri, David and Kristin Newman have one of the oldest Berkshire genetics pork in the United States. Their pigs are free range, they are raised outdoors. On April of this year we stumble across their website thanks to our friend Allen Williams. My husband, our little boy and me decided to drive to Missouri. One hundred forty three miles and one sleeping baby after we arrived to their family farm. We sat around their coffee table and talk about our love for pork. Maybe was something about being in the Ozarks or just the fact of watching these animals in their true nature, made us fall absolutely in love with this place. Their knowledge and care are reflected in every detail of their operation. Their values, sustainability and hard work are the engine, but nothing compare to the love, care and passion that made us want to work with them even more. We are glad and proud to say they were our first star farm to become part of our Roots Community. I think their sense of family and community made us seal the deal. Sharing the same beliefs and values made just a perfect match. Lets not forget the fact their pork is just something we lack of words to describe, is just one of those things you need to experience by yourself. Hands down to Newman's farm for having the best pork in the country. They don't need an introduction, ladies and gentleman here is Newman's Farm Heritage Berkshire Pork.
By Chef Paula E. Lowe
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Roots Community Table Series
Six hands - One kitchen - One Menu - One table
Michael Quessenberry from Jim Quessenberry World Champion BBQ
January 13th 2020
Roots Community Table Series is a space where our farmers, guests, and community can share and talk about we all love, food. We will always have guest where they will be able to showcase their craft on one unique tasting menu. For our first Community Table we partnered with Michael Quessenberry from Jim Quessenberry two time World Champion BBQ and Newman's Farm Heritage Berkshire Pork. Both representing a family tradition of hard work and love for what they do.
We had the opportunity to talk with Michael and Lee Quessenberry, and between smokers, pork and dry rub we shared laughs and knowledge while we took a glance back into the Quessenberry family stories. From the suitcase that will always come back from Ireland to local BBQ competitions anecdotes , we can assure you they are the epitome of BBQ legacy. We are thankful and very proud to have shared this amazing dinner with ya'll. Here is for more hogs and more Quessenberry BBQ my friends.
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