Foodie Facebook: Sue

Sue is hardly in need of an introduction; however, if you don’t know her from her smart and unpretentious blog Foodie Suz, you may remember her from our tasty food tour of Montreal last August.

I think she’s swell.

Name: Sue

Place: Edmonton, Alberta

Occupation: Freelance writer

What is your earliest childhood food memory?

Spaghetti and meat sauce – made with stewing meat complete with a pig’s feet, allspice and bay leaves – made by my mom, who is half Italian.

What did you eat today?

Oatmeal with raisins and brown sugar for breakfast. Rice crackers with applewood smoked cheddar for lunch. Oh how I love applewood smoked cheddar! And Tuscan lemon chicken legs and tortellini for dinner. I stopped at Leva, my favourite Edmonton coffee shop for a latte later that evening and regretted it with insomnia later that night.

What are your kids never allowed to eat?

Nothing is forbidden food, but pop is saved for ‘parties’ only. I want to save their teeth!

What do you always have on hand in your fridge?

Lemons, lime, garlic, basil, Pom pomegranate juice for martinis, anchovy paste, capers, goat cheese and turkey pepperoni.

What is your beverage of choice?

Red wine – Syrah or Meritage. And chai.

If you could have dinner with anyone in the history of man, who would it be?

I campaigned for Obama in Virginia, so I’d have to say the man himself. He owes me, so he should pick up the tab.

OK, it’s your last meal ever, what do you have?

Pasta with Italian sausage and fennel made by my husband…a key lime pie made by my daughter, and a bag of chips and dip put out by my two boys. The food is about the love, always.

Thanks so much Sue! Take care of that sweet family of yours and start saving so Ella can go to culinary school...

About Aimee

Cooking has always been Aimée's preferred recreational activity, creative outlet, and source of relaxation. After nearly ten years in the professional cooking industry, she went from restaurant to RSS by trading her tongs and clogs for cookie cutters and a laptop, serving as editor here at Simple Bites. Her first book, Brown Eggs and Jam Jars - Family Recipes from the Kitchen of Simple Bites, was published in February 2015.

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  1. What a great little interview:)

  2. Ooh, key lime pie. Definitely!

  3. Wow, her menu for the day sounded scrumptious! My husband is from Edmonton, loved the article!

  4. This is a great interview, love her menu ideas

  5. I live in the U.S., so I'd never thought of crossing the border to campaign for a candidate in Canada. Now I will.

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