Rest in Peace, Mother Linda.

With a heavy heart, I, Brian Forristal, Dr. Linda J. Forristal’s eldest son, regret to inform the Mother Linda’s community of her passing on July 6th, 2023, from cancer. Diagnosed in early May, her health quickly and dramatically declined. Linda leaves behind her husband, three sons, and two grandchildren. Mother Linda will be immensely missed by her family, friends, and many colleagues, but she will not be forgotten. Her legacy and this site will live on. Please contact me with any questions or concerns.

Food and travel are intimately intertwined.

Indeed, cuisine is one of best windows into a culture and gastronomic tourism is one of the best ways to experience the world of “the other.” The food of any particular destination is impacted and influenced by its native species—those plants and animals that are indigenous to the area—then its history, and finally, human activity.

While I take you on the road with me to some interesting destinations, and you will also find other pages address some of the adulterations of our food supply and my kitchen philosophy.

Our fast-paced lives have forced many of us to abandon the kitchen and nutritious home cooking in the process. There are too many fake foods in the food supply and too many food miles on the average produce and meat that comes into our homes.

To avoid the fakes, I have added a recipe section to help you put nutrient-dense food back on your family’s table by making dishes from scratch. I know it is not always possible, even for me, but I encourage you to find the best ingredients for your family. I forage the farmer’s markets, health food stores, and make connections with farms and farmers. I encourage you to do the same.