We’ve all heard the cliche “the best way to someone’s heart is through their stomach.” The concept of gastrodiplomacy mixes this conventional wisdom with the tenets of “Contact Theory,” which states that positive interpersonal communication between individuals of different cultures can have large scale effects in reducing discrimination and promoting co-operation.
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“When you walk into Olio, it’s basically like you’re walking into a giant suggestion box. We’re taking the idea of ‘create your own pizza’ even further to ‘create your own pizzeria’,” explained founder Trevor Hickey.
“Although we have a challenging climate, certain varieties of apples can grow here and do quite well.”
“A syrup is a syrup, but as creators of culture, humans give the things around us meaning, value. Considered a gift from the Creator in the stories of First Nations peoples who first tapped the trees and collected the sap, the industrial production of maple syrup has robbed it of much of it’s magic and mystery.”
The franchise was born from the ambition of making “a satisfying quick-service experience,” because they felt it simply didn’t exist before them. “They’re pretty boring and the food service industry hasn’t evolved much in decades!”
Turn that negroni, daiquiri, or French 75 into something a little more seasonally appropriate next snowday.
“I’ve found there are a lot of people and businesses in Newfoundland who ‘talk the talk’ about supporting local, but don’t ‘walk the walk’ when it comes down to it for whatever reason,” he says.
The group — and you’re invited! — will be meeting at 6pm, at Mill Street Brewpub, on February 8th. You can find the Brewnettes via their Facebook group.