Leo’s family has been fishing for a living for 200 years. His video focuses on preparing fish. He goes beyond removing the fillets, to showing us all the other goods available from fresh cod that, for too long, were being discarded as waste, including one of Leo’s favourites – the nape – which is a thin slice of belly meat.
Warren jokes that upon retiring as a fisherman at 60, he installed a root cellar to make work for himself. As his video demonstrates, you don’t need a traditional root cellar to keep your veggies over the winter. Warren’s father built one under their house, because he never had a basement, whereas Warren built one below his shed.
In late 2017, Food First invited senior groups to apply for funding towards community events that would improve food skills and knowledge, and therefore food security among seniors. Participants learned about things as varied as making their own yogurt from milk, where to buy (and how to pickle) local quail eggs, what’s growing at their local community garden, tips on healthy eating for healthy aging, and plenty more.