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Journalist. Food Writer. Producer.

For the pleasure of the discovery

I recently had the opportunity to make a small confession in the pages of alt-weekly The Coast. 

I am a newbie when it comes to beer.

Although I am not a huge fan of starting a story with an "I", in this case, I thought it might fit, being as the story was about how to introduce people to the wonders of beer. And Halifax is a great town to drink beer in, considering the amount of craft brewers around.

In a later issue of The Coast, I asked a bunch of food loving folk about some of their favourite hidden treasures and ingredients found here in Halifax.  You never know what you can find around here...

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And speaking of food, I was also recently asked to speak at the Festival de Clare-té. This was the first year for the arts and culture festival, and I was asked to deliver a presentation on the concept of culinary heritage.  The hour long talk focused on the foods and traditions of the area known as La Baie Sainte-Marie, or the French Shore of Southwestern Nova Scotia.  

Speaking at the Festival de Clare-té in Church Point, Nova Scotia. Photo via Le Courrier de la Nouvelle-Écosse.

Speaking at the Festival de Clare-té in Church Point, Nova Scotia. Photo via Le Courrier de la Nouvelle-Écosse.

 

It was a great experience to talk about a culture and a people that I love, and to combine that in a discussion around cultural and culinary heritage.