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Last summer was filled with cakes and cookies, cocktails and beer, vegan food and sea urchins, washoku-style meals that harkened back to family, and a look into how cancer can affect the appetites of those we love.  

A little hint of what is to come this summer: (clockwise) A tale of tofu, two types of beer, and a little bit of Asia via the Annapolis Valley.

That’s what you got to hear about - and more - on “Assis Toi”, a summer series about food that airs on CBC Radio in the Maritimes. Once a week,  “Assis Toi” introduces listeners in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island to people who have special relationships with food, and the stories found within.  

This year, I’ll be posting hints about upcoming stories on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #assistoicbc. There will be photos and short videos of the people you’ll soon be hear on your CBC local morning show.

For example, here’s a quick peek at the first episode of Assis Toi, with Joy Hillier, from Fudgelicious.

The first episode went to air on Thursday, July 2nd on Information Morning here in Halifax and the rest of mainland Nova Scotia. You can listen to the first episode here, or you can download the podcast via iTunes