I am a cook, business owner, speaker, consultant, dad, passionate Albertan, and culinary activist. I got here because I love to eat. First and foremost I enjoy gathering, preparing, cooking, and sharing a good meal. I believe that great food is best created with fresh, flavourful, and local ingredients by local cooks. My definition of local is not defined by miles, but by relationships and the depth of their honesty and character. Over the years I have discovered a network of passionate people who love their land, their animals, and the people they provide food for. We are just discovering what Alberta cuisine is and it has never been so exciting or so fragile. I hope to present some of my insights, observations, hopes, and fears along with stories from other parts of the world. Through education, activism, and a few good meals we can work towards a more secure future for food and farming.
I can be reached through email at rootwade (at) attheroot (dot) ca.