Episode 7

Published on:

22nd Feb 2022

Ancient Mediterranean Recipes — at the Sarasota Farmer’s Market | Episode 007

One of the real treasures of the Sarasota Area is the downtown Farmers' Market which is open year-round, every Saturday from 7-1 pm. If you have not been, you simply must go and try a variety of foods, drinks and music from more than 70 vendors.

While hard to say what’s my favorite, finding a fresh take on gourmet ethnic foods is a real treat. Today I share one vendor I recently discovered whose Mediterranean recipe has been in their family for generations.

In this episode, I talk with Pam and Jim Pulsifer. Originally from the Boston area, Pam & Jim relocated to Sarasota with their children to begin a food brokerage company. Twenty-two years later they sold this company to retire. Like so many talented and creative couples who find themselves retired a little too early, the Pulsifer's decided to start another business to fit their current lifestyle.

But what?

And they hit upon an idea - Why not take Pam’s fresh humus and Baba ghanoush recipes she grew up with, as a first generation immigrant of Lebanese parents to the Farmers’ Market? And presto! AUTHENTICALLY LEBANESE was born.

In this episode I ask the Pulsifers…

What life was like before starting 'Authentically Lebanese'?... What was it about Pam’s heritage that inspired the Pulsifers to start their company?... As a husband and wife team, what are the challenges/rewards in working in a business together?…and much much more!

I’m so glad you joined us today, and as always it is my hope that you will listen, learn and connect!

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Sarasota Stories
Interviewing Sarasota's most Interesting people
Love living in Sarasota Florida? We do too. It's dynamic. It's growing. It has provincial values and an international flare. It's a combination of small city charm with big city vibes. But who are the people who live here that make this town such a wonderful place to live? Sarasota Stories aims to find out. I interview local leaders, influencers, and creators to discover what makes them tick, why they live here, what they're working on, and where they are going. You might hear an interview with one of your neighbors... and who knows, we may get to hear your story too! Sign up here for all episodes: https://sarasotastories.co

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Bob Williams

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Megan Williams

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