Ask any adult what food he or she enjoyed most as a child – and still craves now – and you’ll probably hear “macaroni and cheese” somewhere high on the list. Ask any kid (even the picky eaters) what they are willing to eat, and yes, the beloved mac and cheese rises to the top again.
She’s a modern girl from Queens and he’s a food purist from the hills of Tuscany and, with their young daughters Evelina and Giulia, they have a home life that blends their two opposite sensibilities, with delicious results.
One of East Texas’ favorite chefs firmly believes that you have to “take up space in the kitchen.” And take up space, he does. Cedric Fletcher, owner of Fat Catz and ZaZa’s, both in Tyler, is rather larger than life.
Necessity is one of the most powerful tools for making things happen. When a need arises, our brains naturally start trying to find a way to meet that need and fix the problem at hand. I think it’s something we know to do instinctively. The human race shares a strong will to survive and thrive.
When the polls open in East Texas on Nov. 6, the people of Tyler and a section of southern Smith County will have a major choice on their hands – one that will impact the future of our community, economy, our freedoms of choice and possibly our public safety.