In 1999 I was most fortunate to live and study in Rome. I instantly recognized the delicious beauty found in the famous open-air Campo dei Fiori farmers market, where I would shop daily. The Campo’s delicatessen, or alimentare, was where I bought my pasta, meats and cheeses. I will never forget the owner of the alimentare slicing prosciutto the old-fashioned way – with a knife -and greeting everyone who walked through his door with a warm and sincere buon giorno!
My love of good food, wine and cheese has only deepened in the years since. It is the inspiration for Slough Food, my Edison alimentare, where I now greet every customer who walks through my door. I opened Slough Food in the spring of 2004. After working many years in the restaurant industry (Jake O’Shaughnessy’s, Roche Harbor Resort, Manele Bay Hotel, Salvatore’s Ristorante), the retail wine business (Pike and Western Wine Shop, Whole Foods) and the import and wholesale wine business (Triage Wines), I was thrilled to return to the beautiful, bountiful Skagit Valley where I grew up. I am happy and proud to bring you food, wine and cheese made with care and integrity from small producers in regions off the beaten path.
R. John DeGloria