Lori McCarthy is dedicated to the cultural foods of Newfoundland and Labrador through her company Cod Sounds and the Livyers Cultural Alliance.
Her core values embrace locally sourced regional cuisine and wild foods from the land and sea; this is reflected in her food experiences and workshops.
Lori has been listed as a hidden gem in National Geographic, has been written up in Costal Living as one of the 8 great excursions in North America. The Telegraph speaks about her in an article about the most unlikely culinary destinations and check out what the National Post has to say.
She sits on the Food Policy Council of St. John's and is the recipient of the Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism Innovator award for 2017 and the Tourism Discovery award from the City of St. John's.
A word from Lori:
I want to introduce you to an island where people, place and food culture run strong and deep. A place where we are looking ahead at the wild foods from the land and sea and realizing that they have only begun to scratch the surface of possibilities.
Our food-ways are stories, born out of necessity and growing to be told. These stories are there to be shared, they embrace the past, hold strong in the present, and will grow into future.
This is our island, the island of Newfoundland, and I want to share it and the wild foods with you. Lori McCarthy