July 29, 2010 Comments (2) Views: 1904 Good Food Media Podcasts

Jamie Drummond on Food and Wine #37 Antony John (Soiled Reputation)

By Jamie Drummond

Hard at work in the Soiled Reputation dirt... with the help of a cat!

Last week we found out just what was going on in the vineyards east of Toronto with Dan Sullivan of Rosehall Run. This week we head out west to just outside of Stratford, Perth County to speak with veritable polymath Antony John of Soiled Reputation fame about the organic bounty currently erupting from the dirt of his farm.

Antony and his wife Tina VandenHeuvel have been tilling the soils of their Soiled Reputation farm since 1995, and today their 80 acre property has 40 acres that are certified organic. Soiled Reputation harvest a plethora of gourmet greens and heirloom vegetables that take pride of place on many a menu card in Ontario’s very best restaurants.

Antony and I sat down on a deck overlooking his property where a group of 11 workers (and one of the farm’s many cats) laboured in the sunshine, harvesting a crop of beautiful haricots verts bound for the dinner tables of the most discerning…

Edinburgh-born/Toronto-based Sommelier, consultant, writer, judge and educator Jamie Drummond is the Director of Programs/Editor of Good Food Revolution… and he MUST remember that it is Antony John… and not Anthony Johns!

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2 Responses to Jamie Drummond on Food and Wine #37 Antony John (Soiled Reputation)

  1. Antony John says:

    I had SUCH a great time w/ Jamie! Notwithstanding the fact that I had the unheard of pleasure to get pie-faced w/ him on our deck, in the day, comfortable in the knowledge that the work was being completed better than I could do, by our able, beautiful staff. I think it should be a regular visit J,we have so much more to talk about!

    • Good Food Revolution says:

      Glad to hear that Mr. Drummond maintained the utmost professional standards on his fact finding mission to Soiled Reputation and seamlessly integrated himself into the customary ways of the indigenous population. – Malcolm

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