Food 4Thought

ramblings from a food writer & former professional chef



NaPoWriMo: Macbeth’s Soup

In which I interpret Shakespeare loosely, because I think all the twisted sisters were doing here was trying to decide what to make for supper. Willy's original handiwork is featured first, followed by my scribblings. Macbeth William Shakespeare Act IV,... Continue Reading →

A Grain of Salt

The Salt Shaker Deli in Lunenburg, casual little sister to sophisticated older sibling Fleur de Sel. I've been wanting to visit for awhile, and with the tourist season winding down, we finally snag a table at this perennially packed eatery.... Continue Reading →

Three fish, four fish, here’s some more fish!

Continuing Slow Fish Month recognition, here's a recipe from my book Chowders & Soups. It's got plenty of seasonings and bold flavours, and heat for these cooler autumn nights. Enjoy! Mexican Seafood Soup Serves 4-6 If you’re not a hot... Continue Reading →

Boo-ya base

I'm a great speller, always have been. But there are a couple of words that no matter how hard I try to memorize, I just cannot get the letters in the right order, and "bouillabaisse" is one of them. Just... Continue Reading →

Hfx Tastes-Favourites

(photo is an iphoto shot of the picture in the book; original photo by Scott Munn) One of the questions I've been asked a lot about Hfx Tastes is what my favourite recipe is. Having kitchen tested each of them... Continue Reading →

Alphabet Soup

Wondering what to put in your soup? Here are some suggestions, from A to Z. Asparagus makes a light spring broth Beets will stain the tablecloth Carrots bring sweet undertones Dandelion greens for adventurous zones Eggplant roasted, for middle east... Continue Reading →

Pumpkin Soup Haiku

  a jack-o-lantern inside out pureed with cream nothing scary here

WOTS up?

    This year, Halifax's Word on the Street festival has an exciting addition:the Cooks & Books stage!  And guess what? I'm going to be there with Chowders and Soups! And in esteemed company, at that. Michael Howell, one of my... Continue Reading →


Wow! With one last signing at Coles in HSC yesterday, SOUPLAH drew to a close and what an experience it's been! They might be my recipes, but that's where the "I" ends in the book business. Thank you to everyone... Continue Reading →

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