Food Words is a natural pairing of my two passions – food and writing.
Before writing about food, I cooked professionally. The work is similar – they both take time and skill to create. The pleasure is in the doing. The satisfaction is that people remember good things.
I was also a story producer in TV after attending the Media Production program at Capilano University (now expanded into film studies). I sourced and developed stories for PBS, National Geographic, CBC, CTV, and a many more.
I write about food for magazines, too – Saveur, Western Living, Canadian Grocer are some of the publications that have run my stories. But it was my time in gourmet retail as a manager that put food stories and business together for me. I learned that customers like reading about food and when they do, they buy it.
No jargon, no marketing speak, just clear and entertaining writing that says who you are to the people that matter to you. Those are the connections I make.