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Mario Rodriguez

Cherry Hill , NJ
Mario Rodriguez

Mario Rodriguez teaches full time at the Philadelphia Furniture Workshop and has been working wood since serving a four-year apprenticeship with the Carpenters and Joiners Union in New York City in the mid-1970s. He’s passionate about furniture making, but also about food—and the two came together when he saw Julia Child’s kitchen table and decided to build one like it.

What will you serve on this new table? “Spaghetti carbonara with a serious bottle of Zinfandel. For dessert, fresh strawberries soaked in vinegar, topped with sugar and a hit of black pepper.”

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