Welcome to True Grits -- we love food but are not pretentious!
Thanks for joining me! This is a weekly blog so current postings are right on top. Feel free to start at the bottom or in the archives to get a sense of what has been happening in my food life. There will be a few commonalities amongst my postings in that much of my organic vegetable farm information is rooted in the trials and tribulations of my daughter Renee, her husband Reid and their 3 farmer partners' organic vegetable, herb and flower farm just west of Montreal island-- Ferme Cooperative Tourne-sol. But it's not limited to that. This is intended to be a celebration of the best food in our lives. After all... we are worth it.
Fred at Farm Day
Food Porn Nuts Beware!
Welcome to my site which will showcase all things about fresh and local foods, recipes, events, farms, cooking classes, and interesting food producers.
With the burgeoning slate of intoxicating food shows on television, my goal is to go back to the heart and soul of real food -- which is found in the kitchens, gardens, farms and back alleys of folks making their own stuff from what they can grow or get locally, around the world.
I produce for TV food shows, and love them. But, let's not forget the merit in discovering the making of a simple meal with local fresh ingredients, and eating it with friends.
Patti Murphy began her television career baking bread and waiting on tables to pay for ‘Acting School’. One day while serving a white glove lobster and champagne brunch for CN hotel executives aboard the “Bluenose II” sailing in Halifax Harbour, she realized she was hooked. On the food biz.
That launched Murphy’s exploration into the culinary world as a Head Waiter, Bartender, Restaurant Manager, Health Food Store Manager, Event Planner, Caterer, Food Stylist, Food Journalist, Bread Baker, Service Trainer and a serious vegetable gardener.
Recently, in her next career path as TV producer, she was able to fuse her passion for food with her job. The recent hit Food Network show: Chuck’s Day Off and the radical 52 eps of an ‘iron chef for kids’ for CBC called Surprise It’s Edible Incredible are prime examples.
In between shows, Patti takes off to live and work with the locals in some remote part of the world, to learn their cuisine. She also volunteers on her daughter’s organic vegetable farm just west of the island.