It's been a little quiet around Food, Je t'Aimée lately, but not for lack of material! There are actually many fun things happening in real time - such as the below - I just haven't been able to post about any of them until now!
The EatWild Project
About a month ago, the fantastic duo behind the EatWild Project - Bronwen and Noah - got in touch with me. Bronwen, a Victoria (BC) native, and Noah, a Chef from London (UK), have had their fingers in several interesting pots over the past year: The EatWild Project, namely, but also Guestaurant.com and their pop-up dinner clubs.
It is under the umbrella of the EatWild Project, however, that they are retracing the steps of Samuel de Champlain - starting in Nova Scotia and heading inland to Ontario - in order to uncover the first traces of Canadian food culture and tradition, which will all be captured on videoblog. Naturally, I was completely enthralled with their idea and was excited to help them on their way, in any way I could. The pair arrived in Nova Scotia late last week and then traveled onward to Port Royal (via Annapolis Royal, NS) to learn more about The Order of Good Cheer and stay with local producers within the Valley, such as Whippletree Farm and Sissiboo Coffee.
|Bronwen and Noah trying Lobster Poutine in Halifax - a first!|
Before they slipped out of town, however, I had the pleasure of spending some time with them talking about what we all love best: food. I took them around to two of our Saturday morning Farmers' Markets in town - the Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market and the Historic Brewery Farmers' Market - where they were able to connect with some Nova Scotian food producers and chat with them about their goods.
|Painted on the walls of the Historic Farmers' Market|
Bronwen and Noah will be returning to Halifax by the middle of this week and hosting some food events based on what they learned in Annapolis Royal. There will be a community-based potluck this coming Friday night (January 20th), location TBA. The idea is that attendees will bring their favourite, traditional Maritime dish or local foods. The evening will be a celebration of Nova Scotian foods and an opportunity to connect with other food lovers in the community. Keep your night open! I (and they) will be posting more details about this soon. To follow their videoblog adventure and to get updates on their findings, you can connect them at www.guestaurant.com, on Twitter @EatWildProject, and on Facebook.