Meet Sam, our product development manager and learn why he adores the humble potato.
What do you love about working at FD?
The passion and knowledge of food among our team is exceptional. Working with people that share my love for food is exciting!
Favorite FD item?
Olio Novello. We know the olive growers and master blender Manfredi Barbera, and there is no fresher olive oil available anywhere in the U.S. Not to mention it’s delicious!
What makes a great product?
A great product is one that you feel good about consuming; ethically sourced, clean ingredients, and most importantly, tasty.
If we looked in your fridge, we’d find…
Sparkling water, whole milk, two dozen eggs, butter, local meat, chicken stock, good hot sauce, enough seasonal produce to feed a small village, Parmigiano Reggiano, lemons, soy sauce, coarse ground mustard, a pint of olives, and about a case of fresh ground peanut butter.
Describe your perfect brunch.
Homemade whipped cream on a whole wheat waffle with fresh blackberries, strawberries, and a blueberry reduction paired with a mushroom, spinach, feta, and sun-dried tomato omelet. All washed down with a glass of fresh-squeezed orange juice.
If you could only eat cuisine from one country for the rest of your life, which country would it be and why?
Greece. I would be happy with fresh fish and Greek salad for every meal.
When you’re not FreshDirecting, you’re…
Cooking or baking.
What’s your spirit vegetable?
Potatoes. You can boil them, mash them, or stick them in a stew.