Learn about, experience and develop the art and craft of hospitality.

Things to Read

Essays and Writing on Hospitality

Hospitality: The Sacred Art, by Nanette Sawyer

“Hospitality is Ethics,” in Philosophers at Table: On Food and Being Human, by Raymond Boisvert and Lisa Heldke

Food History, Essays and Writing

The Best Cook in the World: Tales from Momma’s Table, by Rick Bragg

The Rituals of Dinner, by Margaret Visser


Laurel’s Kitchen, by Laurel Richardson, Carol Flinders, and Brian Ruppenthal

Related Readings

The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters, by Priya Parker

Places to Eat

Intero Ristorante, Austin, Texas - Urban rustic “mom and pop” Italian restaurant, with values based on sustainability and utilizing the whole of any ingredient on their daily-changing menu offerings.

Places to Visit or Stay

Hotel Santa Catarina, Amalfi, Italy