The Food Podcast is a show where personal stories are shared through the lens of food. Join host Lindsay Cameron Wilson, a best-selling cookbook author and journalist, as she takes you on an adventure through sound, story, music and memory. Food is the launching point, the portal. Human stories, however, are at the heart of each episode. It's a food and story podcast, if you will, released monthly, after a long simmer, when the flavour it just right.
Finding Beauty with Kerrilynn Pamer
Today on The Food Podcast I’m talking to Kerrilynn Pamer, CEO and co-Founder of Cap Beauty, an online beauty and wellness shop and community. Kerrilynn is also the co-author of High Vibrational Beauty, a cookbook designed to engage the senses and fuel us from the inside out. This book sits on my shelf, in my ‘aspirational’ section, telling the story of that chapter of my life when things shifted, just a little, towards more consistent daily health habits. In this episode, Kerrilynn shares the cookbooks on her shelf that have shaped her story. We also dive into the notion of beauty, and how it can be found in every corner of our lives, if we make the space for it. It’s all about cookbooks, wellness and the sound of a good crackling fire, on this episode of The Food Podcast.
A Recipe For Nourishment: queer food, faith and a honeycomb cheesecake with Jennifer E. Crawford
Today on The Food Podcast, I talk with Jennifer Elizabeth Crawford, a chef, food creative and the host of ‘My Queer Kitchen’ with Xtra Magazine. Jennifer, who identifies as They, has recently moved back to Nova Scotia from Toronto, where they studied political theory and worked as a policy analyst for over a decade. Toronto is also where they struggled with alcoholism and PTSD, it’s where they became sober and where their culinary skills reached artistry levels. And, it’s where they won MasterChefCanada 2019. Today Jennifer is back home in Nova Scotia, living in an old house in the valley, writing a memoir, filming recipe videos with her sweetheart, Logan, and cooking with wild abandon, with dreams of opening a ‘supper and sleep’ culinary outpost on their property. It’s all about learning to heal, day by day, surrounded by pillowy loaves of challah and moon-mist ice cream, on this episode of The Food Podcast.
Mentioned in this episode:
-Xtra Magazine Honey Cheesecake
-Xtra Magazine Comfort Food Cheezies
-The Book of Ruth
-McCain’s Deep ‘n Delicious Cake
-The Center for Addiction and Mental Health
-Final episode of MasterChef 2019
Finding Home with Fanny Singer
Fanny Singer eats a green salad every day. Her ritual begins with the washing of lettuce: rinsing in cold water, a few times, then scattering across a tea towel and rolling said towel like biscuit dough into a cinnamon roll. The cinnamon roll, or ‘lettuce baby’ as it’s known in the Singer/Waters kitchen, is then tucked into the fridge until it’s time to eat. It’s these little windows of detail - gentle guidance mixed with whimsy - that Fanny shares in her recent memoir, Always Home. Fanny is a writer, art critic, curator, editor and co-founder of the design brand Permanent Collection, and daughter of the chef, educator and organic farming champion Alice Waters. Singer spent over a decade studying and living in England, but has recently returned home to Northern California. We explore the concept of home in this episode, through travel, words, memory, our senses, and of course salad and soup. And we’ll discover how it feels to find home, wherever you go, on this episode of The Food Podcast.
Mentioned in this episode:
Richard Hamilton’s Just what is it that makes today’s homes so different, so appealing?
Fanny at Chez Panisse
Fanny in France
My Family and Other Animals, by Gerard Durrell
Paulson Press, Berkeley
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How To Quarantine By Mistake, with Aimée Wimbush-Bourque
Aimée Wimbush-Bourque posted a photo last year on Instagram featuring vegetable scraps sprouting from water: garlic cloves, half an onion, the tops of swiss chard and green onions, growing tall, stretching towards the light. It’s a glorious sight - kitchen cast-offs, finding new life. It’s her most popular image, she says, by far.
Aimée is a cookbook author and creator of the blog, Simple Bites. She is also a champion for kids in the kitchen, zero waste living, urban homesteading, and all things colourful. Her clothes are colourful, her food is colourful, even her sprouting table scraps are colourful. Perhaps this love is a reaction to growing up off-grid in the Yukon, where the sun only shone for a few hours each day during the winter months. Maybe it’s her love of the wild outdoors and a desire to pull nature inside. I think it’s her unwavering optimism, for a life where we can all learn to cook, where life can be spent connecting with nature, and vegetable scraps can grow into beautiful, colourful food.
When I spoke with Aimée, I didn’t realize we were creating an episode to air during a pandemic. But here we are, and we couldn’t be in better hands. Anyone who learned to meal plan, ferment food, and run a market stall as a young kid, all without electricity, running water or refrigeration, is the person we want at our side right now. This is Aimée. Yes, it's all about celebrating a lot with less, gathering together and perhaps taking our food outside, if we can, today on The Food Podcast.
Mentioned in this Episode:
A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood Trailer
Simple Bites - Aimée’s blog just turned 10!
Little House on the Prairie
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Simple Bites Re-Growing Vegetables Tutorial
Simple Bites Kitchen
Brown Eggs and Jam Jars: Family Recipes from the Kitchen of Simple Bites
Side Dishes with Lindsay Cameron Wilson - Live from The Atlantic Podcast Summit
Welcome to an episode of The Food Podcast’s Side Dishes, where we explore the Flavours of Home. This one is coming to you live from the Atlantic Podcast Summit in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This episode is born from a live workshop, where host Lindsay Cameron Wilson and Village Sound Studio producers Luke Batiot and Jason MacIssac teach the audience how to produce an episode from start to finish. The episode explores the flavour of Lindsay’s home, shared through the lens of an old typewriter, an anniversary and a little sheep barn. It’s filled with food, love, and, a nod to scrunchies and Kylie Minogue... Thanks for listening!
Mentioned in this episode:
Village Sound Studios
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Tactile Notebook and the Written Word Workshop with Sandra Brownlee, offered this summer at LaHave Weaving Studios
Olivetti Typewriters for Sale
Kylie Minogue’s banned ad, where she rides the mechanical bull
Books for Cooks
The best podcast I’ve ever listened to
I was absolutely blown away by this Podcast. I’m not a foodie by nature, however, Lindsay can somehow influence my new obsession. I feel at home and touched by each episode. Consider me subscribed!
My favourite podcast
Lindsay has a captivating style of storytelling that draws the listener in. She talks about life, food, family, everyday things that make life beautiful. Sometimes I cry all the way through and others I find myself laughing and uplifted, but always, I am transported by her stories. Thank you Lindsay for sharing your stories ❤️
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I just listened to your newest podcast! I love the vulnerability in your sharing. Such a great story! Always tell stories Lindsay. We need them to remind us about loving each other and life❤️