Gio Hosts BlogJam

Downtown Halifax has more than its share of fabulous places to dine. Our coastal city by the sea offers up many great opportunities for dining, take-out and of course, buying fresh. Because of these amazing offerings, foodies are everywhere. Blog Jam knows this, which is why for the second year in a row we are presenting a food bloggers panel. This year we are excited to announce that Gio will host our fabulous foodies. Our Blog Jam 2016 Food Panel line-up, sponsored by Gio, are…



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 Follow on Twitter @ourfoodproject.




CristinaAn 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.




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. Michelle will be sharing her stories about how her experiences traveling and photographing food have come together to create her personal passion project. Participants can look forward to being creatively inspired with visual storytelling.

Blog Jam will be bringing these amazing bloggers together around one table to share their food stories with you. Thank you once again to Gio for making this possible. If you have never been please head on over to my personal blog to check out my review.

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