Welcome to Alimentarie. My name is Alison. I began cooking professionally at 19 in a small wine bar in England. Returning to Canada, I immediately enrolled in a professional cooking program that led to a great culinary life. I am a chef and food educator with a graduate degree in Gastronomy. I work hard to enhance my local food system. I write about food, fight to support local farmers, play at food photography, work with a unique small group travel company and love to go down the path that leads to the most delicious dish or ingredient, whether it’s in a farmer’s field in the Peruvian Andes or a small cafe in Provence. I live in a little town in the Canadian Rockies with my husband Doug. When we aren’t travelling, tasting, cooking and helping to build food knowledge around the world, we are home hiking or skiing in the mountains (mostly Doug), working in the garden (mostly me) and eating good food (both of us!).