Sit down, and talk.
A few years ago, I had the chance to do a series for CBC Radio's Information Morning called "Assis Toi", where I would sit down with people and talk with them about their love of food, and the dishes that mean a lot to them. The series was later syndicated and broadcast throughout the rest of the country.
Thanks to my producer at Info AM, Diane Paquette, I am once again behind the mic and recording a new weekly summer series of Assis Toi, with ten episodes being broadcast throughout the maritimes. Thankfully some of them are available online.
The first episode featured Andrew Farrell from 2 Doors Down, talking about that perfect summer treat, strawberry shortcake.
Episode two, which aired on July 3rd, featured Halifax food blogger and film lover Lia Rinaldo. She introduced me to pebre, a chilean condiment with lots of flavour and multiple uses.
Episode three took place down at Anchored Coffee, the Dartmouth roastery which supplies coffee for Two If By Sea. Zane Kelsall, owner and roast guru, explains the world of cupping for me. The episode aired on July 10th.
I also met up with former CBC Radio host Costas Halavrezos to talk about his current career as a spice vendor.
Kathy Jollimore from Eat Halifax was kind enough to share her story about her summer job working as a cook for a bunch of tree planters. And maybe a recipe for brownies, too.
It's been great to talk about food on the radio again. But stay tuned! The last episode airs next wednesday, and has a personal touch to it: I make pie with my mom.