You know what’s awesome here in Nova Scotia? No not the seafood or the supportive culinary community, though those are pretty damn awesome, rather it’s our commitment to local food.
Everywhere you look you find chefs passionate about showcasing the foods grown right here at home. With over 40 markets across the province, you’d be hard pressed not to find a market close to you. Even the government recently pledged to support an increase in money spent on local food to 20% by 2020. It’s happening.
From highlighting local foods in my recipes to breaking down the misconceptions of buying local, I too am passionate about spreading the local love. Something that seems so natural-supporting agriculture at home-is no longer the norm. With more and more chefs, producers, farmers and organizations like Select NS working hard to promote eating locally, we’re well on our way to changing the face of food in Nova Scotia. I feel grateful to be part of it.
You’ll even catch me in the upcoming Select NS calendar. Miss May in fact. Yeah that’s right. And that sexy rhubarb white chocolate bread pudding? You’re just going to have to wait for it. Word is the calendar is being released during the Devour Food Film Fest this November in Wolfville, NS. Like you needed another reason to hit up the food event of the year.
Plus, it pretty much makes your day when you trade bread pudding for a couple of pumpkins with the farmer at the shoot.