2016 Session Description: Food Panel

Michelle Doucette (East Coast Food Stories), Jen Organ (Adventures in Local Food), and Cristina (I Say Nomato)

This delicious and inspiring panel discussion will cover all aspects of blogging about everyone’s favourite topic…food!

Presenter Bios:

michelle-doucetteMichelle Doucette is a portrait and lifestyle photographer and the creator of East Coast Food Stories, an online collection of visual and written stories that celebrate the way food connects us to our surroundings and each other. Inspired by the seaside lifestyle and the memories we make while gathered at the table, Michelle documents food culture in celebration of the traditions and innovations of people who are passionate about food.


jen-organJen Organ is the Community Food Programmer with the Our Food Project of the Ecology Action Centre. She delivers garden and food skills initiatives with organizations in Halifax, and is a contributor for the Adventures in Local Food blog – your source for food news in Nova Scotia, from pickles to policy. Jen’s interest in food primarily stems from emotional and cultural connections between food and place and how this takes shape in the local food movement. Learn more about the Our Food Project at www.ecologyaction.ca/ourfood. Follow them on Twitter @ourfoodproject.



An avid lover of all things East Coast and delicious, Cristina blogs at I Say Nomato, a site dedicated to exploring and inventing nightshade-free food. Raised in Nova Scotia, she’s lived all over the world, including the Caribbean, New York and Louisiana. Her recipes range from traditional Bluenoser fare to Northern Italian family recipes to decadent cakes, with a focus on cooking from scratch with local, in-season ingredients. When she’s not experimenting in the kitchen, she can be found curled up with a good book or planning her next adventure.

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