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Posts from the ‘INTERVIEWS’ Category

Tea with Salma Abdelnour of Jasmine and Fire

What is it like to have a fascinating career as a food and travel writer and publish a great novel like Jasmine and Fire: A bittersweet year in Beirut (see my review here)?

Definitely a wild experience, especially if, like Salma Abdelnour, you’re open to eating haggis (sheep’s pluck), lambs brains and all things Japanese. Live vicariously through  her in this interview. Read more

Urban Digs Farm demonstrates what it means to raise animals on pasture and love

It was an unexpected sight: a three-acre organic farm in South Burnaby, surrounded by busy shopping centres and industry outlets.

Fresh organic tomato soup – the best I’ve ever had – was simmering on the stove for market day, and the outdoor fireplace lent a kind of fairy tale farm feel to the setting.

On the table was a small quantity of free range eggs, local produce and healthy snacks for sale.

Given that owners Julia Smith and Ludo Ferrari work night and day, applying sustainable, ethical agriculture at Urban Digs Farm, I was very touched by the extra effort to make visitors feel at home. Read more

Edgy Veggie Ellen Kanner on her book Feeding the Hungry Ghost

Read Ellen Kanner’s book Feeding the Hungry Ghost: Life, Faith and What to Eat for Dinner and you might find yourself, like me, wishing you were on her guest list for the next dinner party at her house.

She’s with us here though, reminding us to share the joys of cooking and eating together. She might nudge you to take a step or two further towards whole vegan foods, or growing your own veggies. No rush. One small step will do. What will it be?

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