Sarah Hood

Biography

Sarah B. Hood (www.sarahbhood.com) holds an MA in Near Eastern Studies from the University of Toronto (1983) and a BA (Honours) in Classical Philology from Concordia University (1981), as well as a Diploma in Fine Arts from CÉGEP de Vieux-Montreal (1977). She has taught writing and cultural studies courses at George Brown College since 1998. As a journalist, she explores the culture of food, fashion, urban life, environment and the arts with passion and curiosity. She has served as editor of three national magazines, and published hundreds of articles in such periodicals as the National Post, the Globe and Mail, Spacing, Toronto Life, Canadian Business and Reader's Digest. Her most recent book is "We Sure Can: How jams and pickles are reviving the lure and lore of local food" (Arsenal Pulp Press); other books include “Toronto, The Unknown City” (with Howards Akler) and “Practical Pedalling”, a bike commuter’s guide. She has contributed essays to three volumes of the acclaimed “uTOpia” series from Coach House Books. She writes a popular food blog titled "Eat Locally, Blog Globally". She has been shortlisted for the National Magazine Awards, the Kenneth R. Wilson Awards for business writing and Taste Canada, the Food Writing Awards.