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This was going to be a Top 5 list of things that impressed me in 2011, but then I realized that I had lots of delicious highlights this past year, and lots of favourite things. There are a few random things that I fell in love with this year—Swissmar’s citrus squeezer, which has ended my days of depending on the pathetic strength of my clenching fists, and desperate fork mashing and screwing to maximize juicing of my beloved limes, the fizzy convenience of the Soda Stream, and a bunch of iPad apps, like Speakeasy Cocktails, How to Cook Everything and the wonderful Gourmet, Jamie Magazine and Saveur Magazine apps—but ultimately I decided to mainly stick with great discoveries and experiences. So here they are!
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If you order a pizza from Tomavinos Cellar Ristorante‘s today, 10 percent of your purchase will go towards helping Halifax comedy troup Picnicface make their disco roller boogie comedy movie, Roller Town. Picnicface has been doing a lot of creative fundraising, from selling invented dance moves named after you, to writing eulogies and raps and even offering to go insult a herd of cows for you if you pay the right price. Scott Vrooman let me in on why local pizza lovers and comedy lovers should join forces to support their movie. (More …)
Lezlie Lowe is a foodie.
She is also, among many things, a teacher, a mom and a journalist.
Those three things play a role in her being a foodie. In our last post, we spoke with Lezlie about the beginnings of her relationship with food, and her family’s relationship with food. Here, Lezlie talks about how her work as a journalist fed into her world as a foodie.
In 2007, I moved to Creighton Street, in Halifax’s north end. I had rented a large moving van and needed a place to park. My new neighbour came out of her house and asked if we needed her parking spot. It was Lezlie.
Lezlie writes for The Coast and has a weekly column in The Chronicle Herald. I knew her by her work, but I got to know her through food. More often than not, I would find myself knocking on her door, asking to borrow a couple eggs or some icing sugar for something or other that I was making. Grateful, I would soon return with whatever I had made – lemon curd, stews or even a birthday cake, made for her.
But it wasn’t just the fact that she was a nice nieghbour with good taste in food that made me like her. It was her politics about food that made me respect her. Lezlie gets up early on saturday mornings, so that she can go down to the market and buy meat, cheese, dairy products – more on that later – bread, you name it. If she can buy it locally, she does.
I’ve also always enjoyed my conversations with Lezlie about food. So I called her up and asked her if I could interview her for Passable. I met up with her as she was making cheese sandwiches for her kids. In her case, gouda cheese from That Dutchman’s cheese and bread from Julien’s.