Welcome to Tripping Vittles. Life is an Adventure! Eat, Drink and Travel
“Food is our common ground, A Universal Experience” ~James Beard
I grew up in Minnesota we traveled every year to the Rocky Mountains and those travels were the beginnings of my love for food and adventure. We ate Escargot and Champagne when camping on mountain tops in Montana. My Dad and I caught the fish we ate from streams that ran through those mountains. We met people who were different than us and we learned from them. Those adventures formed who I have become.
“I JUST GO WITH THE FLOW, I FOLLOW THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD. I DON’T KNOW WHERE IT’S GOING TO LEAD ME, BUT I FOLLOW IT.” ~ GRACE JONES
When I was old enough I went to college and got a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from UW-Stout. My roommates and I would throw lavish dinners before we would go home for the holidays.
We would plan fun nights out using the money our parents sent for necessities like toilet paper on visits to Wisconsin Supper Clubs. Until you have been to a Wisconsin Supper Club you have no idea that you would forgo toilet paper for a Manhattan and a slab of prime rib.
I have worked in every facet of the Food Industry from busing tables and doing dishes. To manager of a large wholesale food distribution company. I have loved every single job I have held in the food business, some more than others but they have all taught me valuable lessons.
“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” -J.R.R. Tolkien
I am passionate about my friends and family. We plan our time around traveling, food, and drink. I read cookbooks like others read mystery novels. A road trip is the ultimate good time for me.
“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… the people who give you their food give you their heart.” Cesar Chavez
We are living in precarious times so much has changed including me. Though one thing stays constant my love of breaking bread with people. Learning about who they are through the food they eat the places they live and the drink that makes them giggle!
“Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.” -Alan D. Wolfelt
I love people all people I believe if we took the time to acknowledge the privilege we have as white Americans and if we are willing to break bread with those that we have wronged and listen to their stories we could possibly one day fix this broken world. Welcome to Tripping Vittles is my way of trying to do my little part.