What does Steve Olson bring home from his travels?
I bring home salt. Crazy, right? I love local salts. I also bring home hot sauces; I’m a fanatic for hot sauces. I go everywhere in the world and bring home the local hot sauce.
From places that I love, I always bring back some cultural, artistic or craft-based artifact, usually historical. Often times it’s a musical instrument because I have a passion for music. I’ll bring back drums, tambourines or special instruments that are local. They exist in every culture, but every culture has their own way of doing it. That’s something that I’m passionate about.