On the Dish

Stories behind the food we love.
amani and chima

Caramel Flavored Whiskey? Slàinte.

By Allanah Dykes

A crazy idea over a round of shots leads to a new take on an old standby and the start of a budding business.

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chris viaud

Talking Haitian Cuisine with Top Chef Alum Chris Viaud

By Stacy Brooks

This James Beard nominated chef discusses bold flavors and bold choices with Ansanm, a pop-up Haitian restaurant inspired by his heritage.

breadless team

Who Needs Bread? Not this Detroit-Based Sandwich Shop!

By Elizabeth Hazard

Breadless is out to prove that a sandwich can still be just as delicious and fulfilling without the carbs.

scott kaylin

Solving a ‘Dill-emma’ with a West Coast Pickle

By Nicolette Degrassi

You can take the New Yorker out of New York, but you can’t take away his pickles. So this transplant started his own business.

annie jones

This Southern Bookstore Owner is Big on Local Dining

By Ken Carlton

Annie Jones harbors no pretensions about the romance of bookselling. (But she’ll allow for Amy Adams to play her in the movie version of her life.)

mazeltea team

Jewish Humor Steeped in Tea Bags

By Sophie Claman

A search for the perfect mother-in-law gift inspired Allan Schulman to create Mazeltea, a kosher tea company heavy on the Jewish humor

canton family

Grounded By Covid, This Flight Attendant’s Cooking Dreams Took Flight

By Stacy Brooks

An inveterate sampler of 30,000-foot cabin treats, this home cook decided she could do better.

Alexis deBoschnek

Q & A with Recipe Developer Alexis deBoschnek

By LA Bourgeois

A host of Buzzfeed’s “Tasty,” Alexis deBoschnek shows how to the make the most of every ingredient in her new book, “To the Last Bite”

anthony brown

Reviving Portland’s Food Scene, One Dish at a Time

By Hailey Wilson

Anthony Brown is all about second chances. As a man with prior justice system involvement, he hires chefs in the same boat to run his successful food restaurant.

tray of tacos

Talking Tacos with Puesto San Diego’s “Tacoteur”

By Mackenzie Filson

Puesto Mexican Artisan Kitchen & Bar first opened its doors in La Jolla. Now the family-run company boasts 9 restaurants and 2 sports stadium locations from San Diego to the Bay Area.

Jeff Yoskowitz _ Zach Ranen

From Finance To Cookies: This Wharton Grad Turned his Eye Toward the Dough

By Allanah Dykes

Business Solutions 101: When you can’t stop thinking about dessert, found a company with a healthier alternative.