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My name is Jason Mayo and I am the local food guru for blogNorfolk.
You’re probably thinking, what the heck does this dude know about food? Well, I was fortunate enough to grow up on a pig farm in Norfolk county and my family were no strangers to raising and growing our own food. From a young age, my parents taught me how to properly care for animals and to raise them well and ethically. The animals were always healthy and our gardens were always full. My mother taught me how to cook, bake, and preserve all sorts of delicious items, and I still use a lot of the secrets she taught me today.
It was these very secrets and tricks that earned me a spot on Masterchef Canada as a contestant, not only once, but twice! I may not have won the show, but the exposure was amazing and would lead to me being asked to represent Norfolk County as their Food and Drink Ambassador.
Over the past 4 years, I have put my heart and soul into promoting all that is eating and drinking local in Norfolk. To brewery pop-ups, videos, special events, award show hosting, and private catering – I have made sure that the best of the food and drink we have in this area is making its way into homes, and often. The goal is to highlight all the amazing goodies we have in this area and to make you want to try them all out!
So, what can you expect to find here? Local restaurant and product reviews as well as a series we like to call Cooking with Local, where we take amazing fresh local ingredients and create dishes with them that you can replicate at home. And above all else, honesty – no sugar coating here, just the truth about all the amazing products we have in this beautiful county, where and when to buy them, and how great they taste.
So get ready because we are about to #eatthefolkup!