"I want to eat whatever she's eating." This is what a colleague said about the beautiful vegetable evangelist, Cara Mangini. She arrived in Columbus (with stops along the way in Napa Valley and Brooklyn) a few years ago with determination and a desire to open our Midwestern eyes to the milk-and-honey situation we have with our fertile soil and passionate farmers.
I work full time, do freelance writing and help to manage an arts organization, while also trying (and often failing) to be a good friend, girlfriend and family member. Crazy, I thought.
But Cara has me one-upped. She's publishing a (yet-to-be-named) book, operating a wholesale salad business that involves actually taking the time to cut vegetables in to tiny little pieces, and opening not one, but two food businesses at the same time.
Here's a short Q&A with her for Columbus Crave upon the announcement of her Little Eater Produce and Provisions retail shop in the North Market, just weeks after she opened a storefront for her Little Eater scoopable salads in the same place.