Putting all my adventures in the kitchen in one place may be the start of another cookbook, as a companion to my new television series, Market to Table, on Bell Fibe TV1 and YouTube.
In summer, farmers’ markets flourish in cities, and on Market to Table we’ve barely scratched the surface.
Just about the ugliest fish in the world is also one of the tastiest and has suddenly become very fashionable. Its monkfish.
Fall farmers’ markets dot the city and bring the country to town, so we can buy really, really fresh food.
DIARY: Checking out a new veggie cook book from River Cottage. RECIPE: Cauliflower cheese, by a writer who cooks, not a cook who writes.
DIARY: Channelling Nigel Slater, Gina Mallet and distant ancestors. RECIPE: Chicken and leek pie.
DIARY: Memories of comfort food served in splendour at The Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, BC. RECIPE: David Hammonds’ chicken pot pie.
Living with one’s name can be a burden, but let’s not obsess about it. Or shall we?