Longtime readers will recall that I am a longtime fan of former CBC Television Compass reporter Ian Petrie. Since Ian left the broadcast resource reporting on Prince Edward Island has never been the same. Add the departure of CBC Radio’s Mac Campbell from the airwaves several years before and we’re left with much less insight into the economic hearts of our province.
But I didn’t know the half of it: Ian Petrie has a blog now, called Food Matters, and if you thought Ian Petrie was good before, he’s even better once removed from the limitations of being a CBC reporter.
Starting reading the blog from the beginning, Let’s Say Grace First. And then keep going. You’ll learn more than you thought you had to learn about the practicalities and politics of the food system, wrapped in Ian’s witty, well-written prose.
The Internet can be a good thing.
thanks for pointing out Ian Petrie’s blog! I loved it too! And I’m glad you liked the public printing presses in Berlin!
Ian’s now teaching Broadcast Journalism over at Holland College, having just started with us this past November. It was invaluable to hear his views and expertise on Broadcasting; I feel it really helped with capturing shots and things of that nature.