Add Some Pizazz at ZaZ

Foods and Foodways in a Global World

We are excited to announce that our event at ZaZ Restaurant was a wonderful success! We were joined by many people, both strong supporters of Primary Source as well as new friends to the organization for an evening of food and conversation around “Foods and Foodways in a Global World” and to experience the Caribbean-Latin-Asian fusion cuisine of Chef Olrie Roberts.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
ZaZ Restaurant
1238 River Street, Hyde Park, MA 02136

Chef Olrie Roberts (Chef O), ZaZ Restaurant

Chef O offered remarks about the global influences in his cooking and his culinary inspiration. Chef O’s mantra is “obsession equals greatness” and his obsession with food and cooking has fueled his drive to explore new flavors, and palettes, and to share his love of cooking with Boston.

Dr. Dan Osborn, Primary Source

Dr. Dan Osborn, Program Director at Primary Source, spoke on A Taste of World History, with a focus on coffee, tea, and chocolate and how these commodities connect to the ebbs and flows of world history. His stories entertained and informed with thought-provoking ideas about these commodities and their relevance to world regions, including Africa, Mesoamerica, and China.

Thank you to our
generous sponsors!

Global Leader

Rosemary & William Pisano
Anne & John Watt


Nada & Alex Jovanovic
The Dover Group


We’d love your sponsorship! Contact Judy Katz ( or 617.804.2356) for details.

Health and Safety Guidelines

We are taking measures to ensure that our venue is as safe as possible. The space includes a new HVAC system and we will be placing air filters and fans in the space and opening the exterior doors for the duration of the event. We are monitoring Massachusetts and CDC COVID-19 guidelines and will send email updates prior to the event as needed. Masking will be at one’s own discretion for the duration of the evening. For the consideration of all of our guests, we request that all attendees be fully vaccinated by the date of the event, with an exception of those who are unable to be vaccinated due to medical conditions.

In addition, we request that you take a rapid COVID-19 test within 24 hours of the event and stay home if you are unwell.


There is a free community parking lot across the street from ZaZ Restaurant with access on Hyde Park Avenue with a turn onto Irene Lowney Lane. A walking passageway from the parking lot leading to River Street is located next to Blue River Food Shop. ZaZ is right across the street.