The Big Dog: A Podcast by Marion Kane

Marion Kane came to Miami to interview me for her podcast. We met at our cooking school, “In the Kitchen with Norman Van Aken”. The link will take you to the podcast. But first some words about Ms. Kane.

Marion Kane has been a leader in the world of food journalism for several decades. Her love of spam fritters from the subsidized lunch menu at her grammar school growing up in North London U.K. is well known.

She is an intrepid populist whose work combines social commentary with a consuming passion for things culinary. She has a curiosity and a penchant for storytelling that lead her behind the scenes – into restaurant kitchens and into home cooks’ hearts – on a path of discovery that educates and entertains.

For 18 years, she was food editor/columnist for The Toronto Star, Canada’s largest newspaper. On that beat, she chewed the fat with celebrities like Julia Child who cooked her breakfast; Sophia Loren with whom she shared an intimate two-hour lunch; Nigella Lawson who dubbed the bond between them “kitchen cousins” and Keith Richards who relished and signed her full-page tribute to his favourite dish: shepherd’s pie.

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