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SIDE DISHES, "The mini-series exploring the flavours of home" w.guest Jasmine Oore

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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.
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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.

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SIDE DISHES, "The mini-series exploring the flavours of home" w.guest Jasmine Oore
Welcome to Part Three of Side Dishes, The Food Podcast mini series exploring the Flavours of Home. Jasmine Oore is a filmmaker, she is a writer, she’s a visionary, she’s a friend. She’s also an Israeli/Polish/ Canadian pickle soup maker. In this episode, Jasmine explores the flavours of her home, a home filled with mustard seeds and dill, crunchy pickles, nasturtiums and arugula. It’s a place where eastern European heartiness merges with sunshine and spice, where grief and salty tears are swirled with sweetness and music. It’s where hunger has lived, alongside illness, dinner parties and laughter. Jasmine’s home moves from Halifax to Baltimore to Montréal and back again. Halifax is the constant. It’s where her family settled, it’s where she has her garden, it’s where she kept her pickles, it’s where she met her husband Matt. Salty, garlicky, fermented and sour are her common flavours in every home. They’re flavours that are new to me - a carbonated crunch, full of history and strife. But in a soup, these pickles mellow into something gentler, something we all can share. “Lindsay, this got complicated,” writes Jasmine at the end of her letter, “but you know, that too is one of my flavours of home.” ----- Mentioned in this episode: Jasmine Oore Films - There’s Been a Terrible Mistake Glamour Guts  After the Fall Elvis’ Always on My Mind Julie Andrew’s performing a Jewish Wedding Song For Jasmine’s pickle soup recipe, visit here.
September 25, 2019
THE FOOD PODCAST 030 -Baby's on Fire with Marianne Pfeffer Gjengedal
Episode 30 Baby’s on Fire with Marianne Pfeffer Gjengedal Have you ever been to a rousing dinner party when towards the end, you insist everyone gather round to watch a video on your phone? They agree because they’re your friends, but then they lean closer, they shh the others, because what they’re watching is so mesmerizing? This is what happens with Marianne Pfeffer Gjengedal’s work, and I was the shh-er. Marianne is a Norweigan food stylist, author and stylist of Kvinnfolk. But on the weekends, when time is her own, she makes cakes inspired by music videos. Female, powerful, colourful music videos. Then she weaves them together - the music, the colours and the cakes - into instagram videos. On this episode we talk about cake as a medium: how this simple food can tell stories full of colour, sound, female strength and sparkle. We talk about cake as memory, as a portal to another time. We take a walk, we eat flowers along the roadside, we put them on cakes. It’s a tribute to edible art, women, song and sound, today on The Food Podcast. So gather ‘round and shh your neighbour, because this is a good one.  Marianne Pfeffer Gjengedal  Marianne on Instagram @marianne_pfeffer  Marianne’s cookbook, Kvinnfolk  Pynk by Janelle Monae Baby’s on Fire by Die Antwoord Nova Scotia’s Moon Mist Ice Cream  Music Box Dancer by Frank Mills. Truly, it was my favourite thing in the world.  Ford Fairlane by New Romantic Portal (@gillsiebob @bobberuck) Sesame Street Cake Skit Girls Need Love (too) by Summer Walker featuring Drake Drake on Cake by Joy the Baker
July 10, 2019
THE FOOD PODCAST 029 -Making friends and feeding family with Hetty McKinnon
On today’s episode, Hetty McKinnon and I share a meal in her Brooklyn studio kitchen. Hetty’s an Australian cookbook author, columnist, creator and publisher of Peddler Magazine, and champion of nostalgic storytelling. Needless to say I adore her… Hetty began her life in food making salads and delivering them on her bicycle throughout her neighbourhood in Sydney. She now lives in Brooklyn, where family, recipes and community are woven into all that she does. Our conversation begins on a bicycle but touches down on motherhood, salad love stories, family and writing. But one theme remains constant: being courageous enough to be different, being true to yourself, will lead to a full and flavourful life. Woven throughout the episode is the alphabetic wisdom of filmmaker and animator Andrea Dorfman. There’s also a little cameo of Hetty’s voice from the past, via The Unbearable Lightness of Being Hungry Podcast. Hetty’s latest cookbook, FAMILY, photographed by episode 27’s Luisa Brimble, is out now. Look for it in your favourite bookstore, or here. IG @hettymckinnon Website : Peddler Magazine The Food Podcast @thefoodpodcast @lindsaycameronwilson
May 3, 2019
THE FOOD PODCAST 028- Jell-O Girls with Allie Rowbottom
Episode  28: Jell-O Girls with Allie Rowbottom Jell-O: we’ve all eaten it, swished it around, gulped it down and watched it wobble. But who knew this innocent dessert has a complicated past, one where money, greed, love, hate, cocktails, and misunderstandings lie beneath its sweet, jewel toned exterior? Allie Rowbottom, author of Jello-O Girls - A Family History, puts it all together for us. Allie is the great great great niece of O.F. Woodward, the man who in 1899 bought the patent for Jell-O, and the man who sold it to General Foods for what would now be worth billions of dollars. Mr. Woodward's money has supported his many descendants ever since, Allie Included. In this episode Allie shares her story, one that’s woven into that of her mother’s, her grandmother’s, and the many other women who were part of the Jell-O legacy. We talk women’s roles, the importance of finding a voice, an outlet, a purpose, and how to break free from the Jell-O mould, on this episode of The Food Podcast. T IG Lindsay Cameron Wilson IG: Twitter: @lcameronwilson   Website:
February 26, 2019
SIDE DISHES, "The mini-series exploring the flavours of home" w. guest MAGGIE MacKELLAR
Welcome to Side Dishes, The Food Podcast mini series exploring the Flavours of Home. In episode #2 of our side-series, Australian writer Maggie MacKellar shares the flavours of her home on a Tasmanian merino wool sheep farm. Maggie begins with thoughts on... "learning to cook for shearers, and growing our own meat, and about picking walnuts down by the creek, and digging potatoes..." But other flavours get in the way, pushing the flavour definition in wildly different directions. "I sat in the cold, and knew home was not just a flavour on my tongue, it wasn’t about a scent, or a meal, it was about memory and the web of connections that stretch beyond the boundaries of our skin, through our animals, into the land we live on, and then out into the world beyond." Woven through the episode is The Be Good Tanya's Dog Song 2, a song that's serenaded every flavour of my life. I hope you have a listen. It's a special one. @maggiemackellar_ @Lindsaycameronwilson @thefoodpodcast @villagesound
December 5, 2018
SIDE DISHES, "The mini-series exploring the flavours of home" w. guest FLORE VALLERY-RADOT
Welcome to Side Dishes, The Food Podcast mini series exploring the Flavours of Home. We begin the series with a letter from Flore Vallery-Radot, a French- Australian photographer, filmmaker, entrepreneur, workshop host, mother, wife, beekeeper and passionate cook. I asked Flo to tell me about the flavour of her home on the outskirts of Sydney, Australia. Flavour is a favourite word of mine. Yes, it describes the unique taste of food or drink, but it also captures the character of something… the mood of an event, the tone a conversation, the feel of a home. Flo’s answer, with her beguiling voice, takes us on a magical exploration into travels, relationships, flavour memories, culinary adventures, heartaches, love stories and cookbooks, so many cookbooks. So curl up, close your eyes, and have a listen… I'm wondering, what’s the flavour of your home? Lindsay Cameron Wilson IG: lindsaycameronwilson Twitter: @lcameronwilson Website:
October 25, 2018
THE FOOD PODCAST 027- A Playdate with Luisa Brimble
On today's episode, there will be...huge smiles. Baby pink long boards. The biggest bunches of flowers. Bacon cooked over an open fire. A chef on horseback wearing a vintage dress - basically the stuff that Australian food and lifestyle photographer Luisa Brimble captures on the daily. Lindsay Cameron Wilson IG: lindsaycameronwilson Twitter: @lcameronwilson Website:
August 21, 2018
THE FOOD PODCAST 026 - Eating in Watercolour with artist Jessie Kanelos Weiner
Today on The Food Podcast, Lindsay sits down with Jessie Kanelos Weiner, an artist, author, food stylist and long term American living in Paris. Her latest book, Paris in Stride, takes the reader on an illustrated walk through Paris. I wanted to be that reader, so I ask Jessie to walk us through her Paris. We visit its beauty, its challenges, and discover how finding a voice as an artist, using a touch of animation and truth, allows Jessie to celebrate the everyday and find value in the familiar. It’s a walk through Paris, with stops in Chicago, Milan and a picnic on the Seine... So pull up a lawn chair (as one does in Jessie's studio) slice into wedge of camembert, and enter the world of an artist living in Paris. Lindsay Cameron Wilson IG: lindsaycameronwilson  Twitter: @lcameronwilson  Website:
June 25, 2018
THE FOOD PODCAST 025 - A cup of tea with best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith
Today on The Food Podcast Lindsay sits down with Alexander McCall Smith, Scottish writer and Emeritus Professor of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh. What begins as as a conversation on his use of tea in writing becomes a deep dive into tea etiquette, kindness and the importance of ritual. Of course the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency is discussed; tea breaks are at the heart of detection, I’m sure Mma Ramotswe would say. Meditation is also woven in, along with the importance of packing tea (and a tea pot) when traveling. So put the kettle on, curl up, and have a listen. But remember to be polite, unless of course you switch to coffee.  Many thanks for listening.  Lindsay Cameron Wilson Host of 
April 19, 2018
THE FOOD PODCAST 024 - Baking it Out with Claire Ptak
Baking it Out with Claire Ptak On Episode 24 of The Food Podcast we talk to Claire Ptak, a Californian born chef, food writer, columnist, podcaster, collaborator and owner of Violet Bakery in London. We chat about her childhood in the kitchen, working at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California, before moving to London and launching a business. Being a working mum is folded in, along with notes on style and seasonal baking. We dive into one of my favourite topics, Female Collaboration and hear from long time collaborators Cliodhna Prendergast and Imen McDonnell. We explore the importance of getting into the kitchen to BAKE IT OUT. This means finding order in the disorder, a practise Claire swears by. And hey, there’s some
February 27, 2018
THE FOOD PODCAST 023 - Form and Function
Tea towels - they are form and function. But if you look deeper into the fabric, you'll find stories about design, history and propaganda. Episode 23 unpacks these stories while meeting, along the way, Alissa Kloet, textile artist and owner of KeepHouse. Alissa shares her story of living as an artist in Nova Scotia, and how the land, the ocean and her love of hospitality led to KeepHouse. Oh and we also travel to Scotland, schmooze with royals, drink orange squash and hear about a tea towel collection that began in a tiny house in England. It's all about while lies deep inside the fibres, today on The Food Podcast.    Many thanks for listening.  Lindsay Cameron Wilson Host of
January 9, 2018
THE FOOD PODCAST 022 - The Christmas Special! A conversation with JUNO award winning Old Man Luedecke!
Today on The Food Podcast, Lindsay sits down with JUNO award winning musician Old Man Luedecke. There will be tunes, Christmas morning ham on rye with a perfectly fried egg, sardine songs and we’ll crack open the Joy of Cooking. Merry Christmas!    
December 20, 2017
THE FOOD PODCAST 021 - Seaweed For The People!
This episode is all about SEAWEED: where to find it, how to eat it and the stories it holds. We’ll take a walk along the Ring of Kerry with seaweed forager John Fitzgerald of Atlantic Irish Seaweed. We’ll make a seaweed smoothie with a Mermaid. We’ll learn about dulse, how it sustained monks, Vikings and Lindsay’s grandfather. It’s a salty, briny, wild episode full of vitamins, minerals and trace elements, today on The Food Podcast.
October 31, 2017
THE FOOD PODCAST 020 - Small Victories with Julia Turshen
Julia Turshen is a NY cook, writer, journalist, and food activist. And she makes the best turkey ricotta meatballs, ever. You'll find them in her cookbook Small Victories, along with tips that will have you celebrating victories in the kitchen daily. Julia is a champion of home cooks, and a champion of Food Activism. We talk about all of this, and more good stuff, on this episode of The Food Podcast.
September 7, 2017
THE FOOD PODCAST 019 - Wooden Spoons, The Backstory
What's the story behind your favourite wooden spoon? Where did it come from? Is it stained from use? Did you scorch it on the stove? Was it a disciplinary tool? On this episode we talk with Terron Dodd, a cherished wooden spoon carver from Cape Breton, NS. Terron says, "I can make a wooden spoon, but the trees, they do all the work." On this episode we hear about those trees, his process, and how his sister's wedding cake launched his career as a wooden spoon maker. Skye Manson from the podcast My Open Kitchen and radio doc maker Dick Miller also share the story behind their favourite wooden spoons. It's all about hand made beauty, strength and discipline on this episode of The Food Podcast.     Follow Skye on Instagram @skye_manson   Follow The Food Podcast on Instagram 
July 28, 2017
THE FOOD PODCAST 018 - Fathers Of Confederation, a conversation with Grant Lawrence
  Did you grow up in a place that you didn't appreciate until later in life? A place that your father chose, a place you didn't understand, a place you couldn't wait to escape from, only to find, many years later, that you too love that place, and your father was right all along? Yes me too. Canada turns 150 on July 1st. To honour this day, Episode 18 celebrates both the east and west coasts of Canada with Grant Lawrence - music journalist, musician, writer and story teller.  Grant shares stories from Desolation Sound, a small inlet on the Coast of British Columbia, a place he once loved, then hate
June 23, 2017
THE FOOD PODCAST 017 - Stories from the Kitchen Table with Molly Wizenberg
  'Stories from the Kitchen Table with Molly Wizenberg' (The Silent Witness) Molly Wizenberg is a Seattle-based writer, blogger, restaurant owner, podcast co-host, home cook and a story teller. Her stories are real, the kind filled with all the flavours of life. Molly's Instagram profile reads: Orangette / Spilled Milk / A Homemade Life / Delancey / Essex / stuff. On this episode of The Food Podcast we dive into all of that, especially the STUFF. The real stuff. The flavourful stuff. The stuff people don't always want to talk about. Molly spoke to me from her kitchen table, where she writes, shares meals, skypes podcast hosts, sews and does her taxes. Like all kitchen tables, Molly's table is witness to life, to STUFF. This episode explores her stories from her kitchen table, with a little side exploratio
May 5, 2017
THE FOOD PODCAST 016 - Sweet Sixteen
A Joyous Look at Fat, Sugar and Moderation   Fat, sugar, heart attacks and moderation - not to worry, episode 16 isn't a downer, it's Joyous! This episode stars Joy McCarthy, founder of Joyous Health. She'll share her story from daily afternoon M&M's and chronic sickness to a career as an inspiring holistic nutritionist, writer and best-selling author. We'll also hear from Michelle Book from the Canadian Health Food Association. She'll set us straight on the role sugar is playing in our lives today, and simple steps we can take to avoid it. This is an episode exploring choices, not restrictions. So fill your plate with the good stuff- but pay attention to that plate. Over the years they have grown in size. Who knew?   
March 24, 2017
THE FOOD PODCAST 015 - LIfe After Gluten
Episode 15 Life After Gluten  On this episode, our 15th, I talk to Aran Goyoaga of the site and Paul Graham, author of the memoir In Memory of Bread. Aran is a Basque - American living in Seattle; Paul lives in upstate New York. They've never met. But they have something in common - both learned they could no longer eat gluten, long after their lives were shaped by the stuff. This episodes explores how they have approached life - gluten free. It's all about adversity, tears, triumphs and the making of new food memories on this episode of The Food Podcast. PS - and we dive a little into tinnitus. Sorry if I've over-shared...  
February 1, 2017
THE FOOD PODCAST 014 - Women Who Whiskey
On Episode 13, I went to Apple School. You could say on Episode 14, I go to Whiskey School, but this time personal stories are woven in between the sips. Specifically, from women. We’ll hear Tracy Cameron's story, from Olympic Medalist to Whiskey Distilling in Nova Scotia at  We’ll taste whiskey with Julia Ritz Toffoli, founder of Women who Whiskey, an experimental whiskey
December 20, 2016
THE FOOD PODCAST 013 - Apple School
Episode 13: The Apple School This episode is a celebration of the apple - from its origins, to the fruit, to the branches and its soil below. We’ll visit Josh Oulton of Tap Root farms, a request for a recipe comes in from Sistah J of, and Jennie Dobbs, owner of Morris East, a woodfired-pizza restaurant in Halifax ( teaches us all about the power of apple wood in a wood-fired oven. The secret? it burns slow and hot. It’s apple 101 today, on The Food Podcast.  We're on: Facebook, TWITTER,
November 29, 2016
THE FOOD PODCAST 012 - The Pepper Connection
Pepper. It's something I twist (and at one time shook) onto my food several times a day. But rarely have I thought about the peppercorns themselves... until I met Louise and Nigel Biggar of DRØM PEPPER. They call themselves peppermongers. Yes episode 12 of The Food Podcast is all about pepper. But, as always, we delve into more than just the story of an ingredient. We learn the Biggar's story, and the story of Cambodian peppercorns. We talk about the bittersweet path that Cambodian farmers have taken to revive the peppercorn industry after the Khmer Rouge years. We talk about the Biggar's fresh start in Toronto. We talk about saying YES in life, and the power of personal connections. And, there's a little gelato chat in there too. We also touch on: salt and pepper shakers - do people still use them? Or are they just cherished just by collectors? Or museums in Spain? Connections with people.
October 20, 2016
THE FOOD PODCAST 011 - Food Rituals
Daily ritual is an obsession of mine. I work from home, and when I come across others who do the same, with success, I want to know exactly how they do it: how their daily flow, from food, to sleep, to the time they awake, sparks creativity in their day. So, for episode 11, I ask three of my favourite ‘work from home’ creatives to share their daily rituals with me.   1. Mason Currey, the author of Daily Rituals, shares his secret clothing item that helps his focus. 2. Claire Cameron, also a writer, guns it through the dark, early in morning, then breaks the flow with something her husband makes for her… 3. Andrea Dorfman, animator and filmmaker, sneaks a little skinny dip in before her day begins. I once asked her what she thinks is the difference between routine and ritual. She replied - routine + spirituality = ritual.   But what do the academics have to say about ritual? Dr. Martha MacDonald s a folklorist who works as the acting d
September 6, 2016
THE FOOD PODCAST 010 - Local Milk's Beth Kirby
On this episode, Lindsay talks with Beth Kirby - stylist, photographer, writer, teacher and woman behind the award winning blog, LOCAL MILK. Beth talks about beauty - beauty in darkness and light, and all that lies in between. And the importance of taking time to slow down and carve out time for creativity. Because there’s a beauty in switching off, slowing down. and you know what? When you live slowly, you might find that love speeds up. Disclaimer We’re talking from the Local Milk HQ, Beth’s studio kitchen in Catt Tennessess... you might here a little beep from a firealram that needs a battery the house has just been remodelled,... it’s all a work in progress... We're on: Facebook:
July 29, 2016
THE FOOD PODCAST 009 - Hedley & Bennett's Ellen Bennett
On today's episode of THE FOOD PODCAST, Lindsay sits down and talks with apron maverick Ellen Bennett about her kitchen wear empire Hedley & Bennett!! We're on: Facebook: TWITTER: STITCHER: Itunes:  
June 14, 2016
THE FOOD PODCAST 008 - Thug Kitchen
On today's episode of THE FOOD PODCAST, Lindsay sits down and talks with New York Times best selling THUG KITCHEN authors: Michelle Davis and Matt Holloway. This episode is a f*cking great one! We're on: Facebook: TWITTER: STITCHER: Itunes:
May 16, 2016
THE FOOD PODCAST 007 - Food On The Road
On today's episode of THE FOOD PODCAST, Lindsay takes a look at what exactly a touring musician eats while on the road, and how on earth a musician with dietary restrictions on the road can even gets along! Lindsay interviews Canadian Juno-award nominated singer-songwriter JENN GRANT, Canadian producer super star DAN LEDWELL and Canadian multi-instrumentalist and record producer DON KERR   We're on: Facebook: TWITTER: STITCHER:
April 13, 2016
THE FOOD PODCAST 006 - The Chocolate Garage
On today’s episode of the food podcast, dive into the world of Bean to Bar Chocolate with the founder and CEO of The Chocolate Garage Sunita de Tourreil. We’ll talk ethically sourced craft chocolates, or HAPPY CHOCOLATE as Sunita calls it. We’ll learn where happy chocolate comes from, how it’s made, and how to identify quality, by savouring both taste, and story.   We're on: Facebook: TWITTER: STITCHER: Itunes:
March 1, 2016
THE FOOD PODCAST 005 - Letter Writing
Today’s episode is all about how one food writer shaped her career by writing a letter to her then hero, Julia Child. And guess what? Julia Child wrote her back. And a friendship followed. I’m talking about the award winning writer Cookbook Author Nina Simonds. We’ll also hear from her editor, Judith Jones.
January 11, 2016
The Food Podcast 004 - Devour! The Food Film Fest
Welcome to THE FOOD PODCAST! For this, our fourth episode, Lindsay interviews Managing Director of Devour! The Food Film Fest LIA RINALDO!!   Follow us on twitter: @thefoodpodcast Like us on FB: Lindsay Cameron Wilson website: Village Soundcast Network:
October 20, 2015
The Food Podcast 003 - The Dorito Effect
Welcome to THE FOOD PODCAST! For this, our third episode, Lindsay interviews Mark Schatzker, the author of 'The Dorito Effect-The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor' Follow us on twitter: @thefoodpodcast Like us on FB: Lindsay Cameron Wilson website: Village Soundcast Network: 
September 22, 2015
The Food Podcast 002 - Home Economy
  Welcome to the second episode of THE FOOD PODCAST! For this, our second episode, Lindsay goes behind the scenes of BBC One's 'Great British Bake Off' with food economist Faenia Moore! This week's episode is brought to you by the amazing folks at Follow us on twitter: @thefoodpodcast Like us on FB:  
August 17, 2015
The Food Podcast 001 - Food Photography
Welcome to episode one of THE FOOD PODCAST! For this, our inaugural epsiode, Lindsay delves into the ever-changing world of food photography. Lindsay interviews food photographer and Instagram phenom Joann Pai of Slice of Pai and Books For Cook's Eric Treuille!
July 16, 2015
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