Calgary author of Decades of Decadence, which won Best Culinary History Book at the last Gourmand World Cookbook and Wine Book Awards.


“Food is a conduit for memorable experiences, just like butter is to good food. The dining table, the kitchen, it’s where everything happens: it’s where people come together to laugh, cry and have stimulating conversations. It sets the stage for life to happen. When I have a gathering or party, people are always hanging out in my kitchen, not only because that’s where the host is, but because it’s where the food is. Without food, I don’t know how people are making friends with each other or how families are bonding. It’s important to bring people together—everybody sits down and after those first bites, things start coming out of the woodwork”