So many folks have asked, “How did a massage therapist get involved in writing a cookbook?” Well, there is always a story; here’s the super short version.
In 2015, after being laid off and let down by multiple jobs, I decided to put an undergraduate degree on hold to pursue the goal of becoming a licensed massage therapist.
Like most adults that have ever decided to go back to school know, education is costly and life’s expenses do not get put on hold, so one must be creative in their ambitions. I loved cooking with the products from Stuarto’s Olive Oil Company so much, that I took a part-time job there while going to school.
Soon after beginning my journey with Stuarto's, customers would suggest that I write a cookbook after chatting with them and offering up suggestions. Being the foodies that we are, my fiancé and I decided to go for it.
After many long hours, late meals, and personal sacrifices, I am now a licensed massage therapist opening up my first brick and mortar location and we are both cookbook authors. The cookbook is titled “An Ancient Appetite” and is available at your local Stuarto’s Olive Oil Company location or by purchasing directly from this website. When visiting your local Stuarto’s, pick up a few of the items listed in bold font within the cookbook to try one of the recipes for yourself. Thank you to each and every one of you for supporting us! We look forward to seeing you soon!
Justin & Horton