About Fork in the Road

 

Fork in the Road is a celebration of global food & flavors through simple and seasonal recipes.

Told in a collection of stories, tips, ideas and inspiration, it’s mission is to inspire adventurous eating, world exploration and a respect for the planet, the food and the experiences it gives us. All without leaving the comfort of your kitchen.

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Fork in the Road serves up simple, seasonal and globally inspired healthyish recipes without sacrificing flavor.

 

About Kristina Todini, RDN

I get around. The world, that is.

I have hiked the jungles of Thailand for a cup of coffee, taken a ferry to Indonesia for lunch, and grilled crocodile and kangaroo in the Australian outback. I’ve worked in the kitchens of German, Spanish, and Ethiopian restaurants and married my waiter from Italy in Vegas (long story).

I’ve also tasted my way around the United States–from New Orleans, to Martha’s Vineyard, to San Francisco–and love sharing these experiences here on Fork in the Road. My time is currently spent between the hippie mecca of Berkeley and the wine soaked hills of Napa, working hands-on in the world of food and nutrition as a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN).

But through my adventuring across the world I’ve also come to realize that new generations are losing their food traditions and cooking fast, easy and healthy meals at home has become a lost art.

I did not grow up in a family with a tradition of cooking at home. Dinner in my Midwest American household included macaroni and cheese and hot dogs. My family orders takeout for holidays and I did not learn to cook a chicken breast until the tender age of 22.

However, after immersing myself in the world of food and marrying a man from Italy who grew up in a farming village (whose parents make their own olive oil and have a pizza oven in the backyard), I decided to return to school to become a registered dietitian to bridge the gap between home cooking and eating in a healthy and sustainable way–without breaking the bank!

Fork in the Road was created to share my adventures in food and travel, both at home and abroad. I believe the best way to learn about another culture is through its food. However, I also recognize the food and lifestyle choices we make have a huge impact on the environment. For this reason I strive to help others explore and celebrate food in a healthy and sustainable way!

Kristina Todini, RDN