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News - June 9, 2011

It’s summer time, which means I am thinking about food.

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I had the luck of writing a story about barbecued and smoked foods for East Coast Living. The article includes interviews with New Brunswick chef Jesse Vergen – whom I recently interviewed on Passable – as well as fellow Saint John resident, Michael Hawkins, from Food Funk. The photos for the article were taken at Cole Harbour’s own Aaron Legge, who blogs about his barbecue escapades at SchoonDawg Barbecuin’.

Image courtesy of East Coast Living.

News - April 27, 2011

The best part about writing is the process.  That process often includes asking people to tell you stories about themselves, what they do and why they do it. In a very recent case, I had the chance to interview Jesse Vergen for an upcoming story I am doing for East Coast Living about smoking foods at home.


Jesse is the executive chef at the Saint John Ale House, and he also runs a small farm in Quispamsis. While interviewing him for my story for ECL, I found out more about this gastronomic renaissance man (He cooks! He farms! He Hunts! He raises 3 kids!) and decided to interview him for Passable.

As for my story about smoking, I also had the chance to meet Aaron Legge.  Recently, I had the opportunity to got to Legge’s home in Cole Harbour for a photo shoot for my story, and was asked by ECL to blog about it.

Speaking of ECL, my article on cooking with lamb was recently published in the spring issue of the magazine. I’ve also had the chance to write some more for Halifax Magazine, including a story about a local Korean restaurateur. I’m working on another few articles for them, so keep your eyes peeled!

Back on the Passable front, I had the chance to interview Alexis Kelsall, the creator of Greenvale Chocolates. I’m also currently working on a story about her and her love of DIY (Do It Yourself) for another publication, so stay tuned.

Image courtesy of Jesse Vergen