PUT SIMPLY, I TELL STORIES WITH FOOD.
But that wasn’t always the case. Born and raised in Southampton, England, I jumped over the pond to Canada in 2008, then rather unexpectedly stumbled across this food thing. After being broken by the food industry, I decided to create my own little path within the food scene, without working in or owning a restaurant again. Enter edible adventures.
Before we get to know each other at one of my pop-up dinners or an edible adventures, here’s a little about me:
Food and marketing geek, writer, former England and Arsenal footballer, people watcher, feminist-in-progress, spice merchant, BSc Business Graduate (with Honours), middle child, planner, Virgo, Slow Food advocate, not your conventional brown person, adventurer, imperfect environmentalist, storyteller, and just weird enough to be interesting.
Oh, and I say the word “fuck” a lot (that’s because I’m English).
[the paisley notebook]
The project is all about trust – in your farmer, Canadian ingredients and the person cooking for you. That’s why every pop-up dinner has a surprise menu inspired by what’s in season and celebrating local and beautifully imperfect.
The idea behind my unscripted and unfiltered dinners is to make people think – changing a few perceptions and behaviours as we go because food shouldn’t be something we just do. So, think of me as Morgan Freeman to guide you through things every step of the way. It’s pretty magical.
KEEPING UP WITH THE DOSANJS
We are always up to something.
As a family, we moved together to start from scratch in a new country. We went through the good, bad and really dark and twisty parts of restaurant life, learning as we went along. But despite everything, including closing Poppadoms, we’ve somehow ended up working with food and drink (just in our own little ways). When you take a step back and think about it, that’s quite something.
So, I thought I’d give Chef Mum and Bartender Brother a little love.
Cooking Indian with Jas
Chef Mum hosts regular cooking classes and even her own culinary tours to India. If you’re into homely cooking, check it out:
Bar Travelling Man
Pop-up and mobile bar services for weddings, events, cocktail classes and anything drinks-related. And you’ll see him at my dinners, too.