Jamie Drummond on Food and Wine #38 James Chatto

Seen by many as being Canada’s quintessential food writer, James Chatto has been entertaining readers with his personal brand of eloquent erudition since the late 1980’s. What sets his work apart from the writings of so many of the other foodster wordslingers is a sense of genuine warmth and humility which shines through each paragraph of his polished prose. Chatto also manages to avoid any sense of the magniloquent, a trapping that one could easily mistake for being inherent to the food writing profession.

I had been looking to interview James for quite some time, but what with his plate always being full (bad pun intended) our stars never did seem to align. Eventually, through good old-fashioned perseverance, Good Food Revolution managed to secure a timeslot with “The Man Who Ate Toronto.”

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