|Photo by Amanda DeFrancis|
We knew about the Bite Me luxe lonchera a long time ago. What we didn't know was that she catered more than she rolled into food truck roundups. Alissa Grenis may be the brains behind the concept of cuisine that isn't deep fried (there isn't even a fryer on the truck), but she insisted on including her primary chef, Chris Rubinstein, in our spotlight as well. So we welcomed a duo of responses this week.
Your earliest food memory:
Alissa Grenis: One of my oldest and fondest memories is baking carrot cake from scratch with my grandma Liz. I remember I would make a mess of her kitchen, and my whole family would get stuck eating pounds of cake every time we baked. I still have a problem with portion control. Haha. We were very close, and she passed away a couple of years before I opened the truck. She would be incredibly proud.
Chris Rubinstein:Watching my mom make a cake when I was about four or five. She let me help and I straight up destroyed the kitchen. From there I knew I had something.
Favorite meal growing up:
Grenis: I was a vegetarian almost my whole life, so I basically lived off pasta and cheese. Give me a bowl of pasta, and I'm a happy girl. Unfortunately, I have a wheat allergy and am lactose intolerant, so it pains me to say that pasta and cheese are no longer a staple diet for me.
Rubenstien:Honestly anything. My mom was an awesome cook. For years, I wouldn't eat anything green, however. Which was ironic, since later I would become vegan for 16 years. More »