“Our world is a large quilt
and its people are the fabric -
colorful swatches of beautifully
woven material – all joined together
by these common threads:
family and food.”
– Art Smith, Co-Founder

who we are

Cooking for Life!

Founded by Chef Art Smith and artist Jesus Salgueiro in 2003, Common Threads grew out of the belief that family and food have the power to nurture and strengthen us, to connect us to culture and community, and to teach and excite us about our world.

By sharing the delight of cooking and delicious recipes, in conjunction with practical life-skills in health and nutrition, Common Threads can change lives.

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