We are a family of carnivores. I have flirted with vegetarianism, but for the past 18 years I have been steadfastly on team meat. But I have a husband whose life's work is sustainable food policy, so ours is a household where food systems and farm practices are regular mealtime conversations. I want to support people who care about the food they produce and sell. The roving Biola truck eases all kind meat eating/sustainability guilt. I have met Giuseppe and listened as he passionately explained his passion for his land and his animals and the food they produce. At least once a month I walk over to FAO and stock up on steaks so tender we hardly need a knife, ground beef and tangy yoghurt. There are also fresh cheeses and raw milk for sale.
And you have to admit it's kind of hilarious to buy your dinner from a battered truck parked at the gas station in the shadow of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.
The Biola truck has scheduled stops throughout Rome Monday through Saturday.