Food Traditions: The Polish Donut

Paczki, pronounced poon-ch-key, are deep fried dough in a spherical shape filled with confiture (fancy speak for jam).  And, yes, at first glance, it looks like a jelly donut. Paczki is a Polish pastry commonly eaten on Fat Thursday and Fat Tuesday. THE BACKSTORY: Basically, before the traditional fasting between Ash Wednesday and Easter, what…

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Meet the Maker: Enzo Oil’s Vincent Ricchiuti

  Vincent Ricchiuti is Director of Operations at ENZO Olive Oil Co. and a fourth-generation farmer in California’s San Joaquin Valley.  A consummate foodie with a commitment to organic agriculture, Vincent is the torchbearer for a family trying to change American perceptions of extra virgin olive oil. How did you get into food? My story with…

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