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News- October 22nd, 2013

This update of recent published stories is all about food. And like a nice snack, it's not too big, not too heavy, but still very tasty. 

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Summer may be over, but that doesn't mean that the BBQ is put away. To get you in the mood, here is a story I did for East Coast Living's summer issue, all about steak. 



With the fall comes preserving, a topic I enjoy discussing and a practice I enjoy partaking in. Over at The Coast, I find I am not the only one.  

And while we're at it, how about a nice slice of pie? 

News - December 1st, 2012

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I've been enjoying writing for East Coast Living for a couple years now.  Recently, I wrote a story about the joys of rediscovering old recipes, as well as the wonders of baking bread at home

I also had the great fortune to talk with a few mushroom hunters/foragers/amateur mycologists in a story for The Coast.

Over at Xtra, I wrote about how a group of local activists wanted to amend the Nova Scotia Human Rights Bill to include "gender expression" and "gender identity" in the act, therefore providing written legal protections for transgender individuals. A little over a month after that story appeared, things were already on their way to changing. The changes to the bill have now passed.

News - April 4th, 2012

As much as I love writing about food and queer issues, I am still a big lover of the arts.

Luckily, I have had the opportunity to write about the subject and some rather interesting individuals in that field.

The Coast recently published an article I wrote about a series of lectures on contemporary sculpture happening here in Halifax. Over at Xtra, I had the chance to interview photographer/publisher Amos Mac.  Mac publishes Original Plumbing, a magazine about and for trans men, but it’s his photographs that I can’t get enough of.


Crop Top Soldiers, by Amos Mac

I’m a big fan of Michael Cyril Creighton’s Jack In A Box webseries, so it was great to have the opportunity to talk to him. On the international side of things, I had the chance to interview gay jazz crooner Steven Gallavin.  I even wrote a quick blurb about a wonderful short film called“This Is What Queer Looks Like” for my Down East blog.

I’m still writing about food of course.  I had a great time writing about what to eat for under $12 for The Coast.   As I had mentioned in a previous post, I recently interviewed Michael Ruhlman on the topic of charcuterie for East Coast Living.


News - Jan 16, 2012

One of the best things about working in journalism is gaining access to the people you admire, whether they be artists, writers or just plain fascinating.

I recently was asked by East Coast Living to write an article about charcuterie, so I thought, “Why not talk to the man who has helped make charcuterie so popular lately?”

And so, I had the chance to interview Michael Ruhlman, author of “Charcuterie” as well as various other wonderful books, and the co-author of Thomas Keller’s cookbooks. Ruhlman’s book on the subject was so popular that he created “Charcutepalooza”, an online event where bloggers around the world discussed their own charcuterie escapades.

The upcoming issue of ECL hits newsstands this spring.


Over at Down East, I had the occasion to interview an artist named Jaime Carrera, whose videos I enjoyed so much, I wrote about them twice.

Down East also accords me the chance to talk about pop culture happenings, as in the case of a recent book by bon vivant Simon Doonan, entitled Gay Men Don’t Get Fat. Um, sure?

Image from “Passing” by Jaime Carrera and Tyler Jensen.

News - November 24, 2011


I recently published an article extolling the virtues of canning and preserving food. The article was recently posted on East Coast Living’s website, along with the various recipes mentioned in the story. To help promote it, editor Janice Hudson wrote a blog post about the photo shoot, which happened in my own backyard and kitchen.

I also was recently asked by The Coast to write a couple quick blurbs about Halifax’s burgeoning cocktail culture as well as some of my favorite asian eateries.

I also had my first story published in Saltscapes magazine recently.

The story is a profile of food blogger Ruth Daniels. Daniels started blogging late in life, as a way for her daughters to connect with their mother’s culinary prowess, all the while keeping gastronomic traditions alive. The latest issue is on newsstands now.

Image by Denis Evans