I’m back from PEI and my #StarOfTheShow experience with Canadian Lentils and Chef Michael Smith. What a trip- full of surprises, new experiences, lots of learning, and new friends!! Keep your eyes peeled…the videos from all 5 of us winners will be out June 1st on the Canadian Lentils website.
Check out this article on the CBC website for a sneak peek at what went on!
I made my vegetarian lentil shepherd’s pie and worked with Chef Michael Smith to perfect the recipe! It was so eye-opening to see how Chef Michael approaches recipe writing for his cookbooks, and I hope I can translate some of his super skillz into my work on the blog! It was also interesting to see just how much making a cooking show entails. It’s one thing to make at-home YouTube cooking videos, but the amount of effort that goes into these shows is just incredible. Imagine 7 or 8 cameras capturing your every move, a super sensitive microphone (yes, we had to pause for that airplane going overhead), and a crew of people you basically have to try and ignore as you stare into the main camera lense to address your imaginary audience. Phew!
I also got to hang out all week with Ethan from Food Bloggers of Canada, Rachel from Canadian Lentils, and Sam from It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken. I’m so happy I got to meet these amazing people…we had so much fun throughout the week, and exploring P.E.I.!
Here’s a few snaps from my week in PEI: