food, culture, context

fifteen times a year


About Food Notes


Unless you've been living under a rock for the last few decades, you already know that the whole discussion about food has been expanding exponentially.  This is very exciting. And it is important to keep up on the various developments.  But this can be confusing as well.

As a result of trying to keep myself at least a little bit current, I started to put together something then called "Food Notes."  It was a way of sharing stories about food and culture and all of the dynamics of how we end up eating what we do.  I sent it out to friends and colleagues who showed an interest.  This is just an outgrowth of that.

Now for the caveats - they should really have been at the beginning of this missive.  I do not, in any way, suggest that the selection of stories in each edition is representative of all that is going on in the area.  And it does represent my own particular viewpoint, I'm sure.  It is impossible to do otherwise.  But I try to be fair.

That said, I hope that you enjoy the mix of stories.  I hope that you find some inspiring and joyful, and others to be misguided and maddening.  That would then be an accurate representation of the world in which we live.

Current and Past Editions


The latest issue is # 32, the Local Food Week Issue (sent out 5 June 2019).  You can find it here.

Previous issues of Food Notes can be found, magically, by clicking here

How do I Get on the Mailing List?


That is a pretty easy question to answer, as questions go.  Simply send me an email, saying something like "Food Notes - I'm in!"

My email address is

My phone number is 709-640-5725.  Sometimes I even answer it.

the small print

Food Notes is a production of Kitchen Table Communications

If you like Food Notes, you may also be interested in our radio/podcast program, 

"Fit to Eat: the NL Farm and Food Show."   Check it out here.