I was on the road last week doing businessman type things with other business people in an attempt to win new business for my company.
The secret to having a good business meeting is to end it with a good meal.
People buy from people and the best way to get to know a person is to share a meal with them…and maybe a drink, or three. You’ll build trust and a rapport and at the very least you’ll come away with a few good stories.
It’s also nice if the people you’re eating with take you to a local restaurant with good food and a great history.
Thankfully, the people I was meeting in Reno knew just where to take me.
You know that old relationship you had in high school. The one that, at the time, you thought was perfect and could never end.
The two of you were inseparable. You’d write notes and leave them in each other’s locker, you’d let them wear your favorite Starter jacket all week and you’d always…always figure out a way to cheat “spin the bottle” to get a kiss in public without succumbing to PDA.
Well, this story is kinda like that…but with Guitar Hero and Pork and…ok it’s nothing like that, I just didn’t have a good intro this week.
If you’re not totally annoyed by that and want to cook a pretty solid pork dinner, please read on.
The past few weeks have been really difficult. Regardless of what side you find yourself on, it’s been incredibly stressful to watch what’s been happening in the world.
Especially here in the states.
In my, admittedly short, lifetime I’ve never seen the America as openly divided as it is now. The divide stretches across gender, economic, and racial lines and everyone (regardless of whether they think so or not) is affected by it.
So why am I, a food blogger, writing about this?
Because food is and has always been one of the few things that can bring people together.