SISSYDUDE LOVES: Giulietta Carrelli & Toast
Just read this piece by John Gravois (for PACIFIC STANDARD) on Toast being the latest artisanal food craze. But it’s not all about that… it’s really about the interesting creature that is Giulietta Carrelli. She owns Trouble, the cafe that started making THE toast… cinnamon toast. JUST READ IT HERE!!!
“At first, Carrelli explained Trouble as a kind of sociological experiment in engineering spontaneous communication between strangers. She even conducted field research, she says, before opening the shop. “I did a study in New York and San Francisco, standing on the street holding a sandwich, saying hello to people. No one would talk to me. But if I stayed at that same street corner and I was holding a coconut? People would engage,” she said. “I wrote down exactly how many people talked to me.””
“Like a lot of people with mental illness, Carrelli self-medicated with drugs, in her case opiates, and alcohol. And sometimes things got very bad indeed. Throughout her 20s, she was in and out of hospitals and periods of homelessness.”