• photo credit – Pete McBride Gratitude & Community Gina Cucina was conceived in the mountain towns and their Farmer’s Markets of Carbondale,  Basalt, and El Jebel. My heart has always been fu...

  • I first heard about ANAONO  and its Founder, Dana Donofree sitting in Memphis, Tennessee.  Words used were FIERCE. Indefatigable.  Advocate. Champion. Warrior. And then on a sweltering night in July, ...

  •   As the saying goes!  …. Nachos were invented in 1943 when the now legendary maitre d’  Ignacio Anaya, threw them together as a group of tourists entered his restaurant in Piedras Negras, after ...

  • When I first started Gina Cucina – I knew that an integral part of what I wanted to do was to give back, make an impact and to change lives.  I thought that it would be through teaching people t...

  • I love obscure historical facts – especially about the ingredients we use in our products.  Carrots have some fascinating ones; their roots are found in Afghanistan – they can be traced ba...

  •   HELLO!!   Welcome to our new adventure. We are thrilled to begin our blog and vlog posts and invite you to join us on our journey, sharing news about our products, our values, our mission, all ...

  • I love watermelon and love to find ways to eat it every day in the summer. Crisp, sweet, refreshing watermelon. In ancient Egypt watermelon was put in tombs to provide water for the long journey ahead...

  • I’m looking forward to marrying two root vegetables this fall: beets and sweet potatoes. When I was young I hated canned beets. They were a staple at school lunches, on my Mom’s dinner table, an...

  • Summer means school is out, pools are open, and it’s raining berries! Picnic tables are filled with bowls of raspberries, gooseberries, huckleberries, choke cherries, wild strawberries, blueberr...

  • I love spring for many reasons—two of them are asparagus and arugula. When I was a child, my parents would take my brothers and I asparagus hunting, and then we would enjoy the bounty. And each spring...

  • Pancakes can be traced back to prehistoric times. In fact, they were one of Otzi the Iceman’s last meals. Remember him?  His remains were found in 1991 in the Italian Alps and they showed eviden...

  • Pumpkins can be found as far back as people have walked across the Americas. In the Huron creation myth the pumpkin vine grew from the head of the divine woman, the first person to grace the earth. It...

  • In his Epigram VII, Plato wrote: “I throw the apple at you, and if you are willing to love me, take it and share your girlhood with me; but if your thoughts are what I pray they are not, even th...