Here’s my latest piece from Maclean’s about Canadian farmers who are starting to grow tropical crops in our Nordic climate. -SE Jason Verkaik’s family has been pulling carrots from the same brown earth in Ontario’s Holland Marsh for three generations. However, these days the carrots are changing. Some of the thick, orange spears of his …

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Just when I thought my interview with Hai Tran, owner of the Toronto restaurant Hanoi 3 Seasons, was coming to a close, I asked about spring foods. Of course, in Vietnam, a tropical country, there are seasons too!When I think spring eating, I think fiddleheads, asparagus, the fresh chives that pop up out of the …

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I’ve been having a blast writing about the Canadian local food movement for The Atlantic’s Food Channel. Topics covered so far include our country’s underground backyard chicken movement and Jonathan Forbes’ search for the matsutake mushroom in Northern Quebec. It’s great that people outside of this here country and taking an interest in what we’re doing!