Exploring, eating and writing about good food on Canada's west coast

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Devour & Conquer Food Blog features unique food stories from Canada's west coast. Blog posts focus around seasonal eating, growing & foraging, creating new recipes and techniques using local Canadian ingredients, and reviews of restaurants and new foodie-friendly products and services.

Gwen Wright is a full-time writer from Ontario now living on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. She holds an English Honours Bachelor Degree with a focus on Satire & Gothic literature, and has a background in technical writing and editing. While she has written about everything from potash mining, university politics and forest fire mapping in the past, Gwen now specializes in food and travel writing with a focus on British Columbia and Canadian food culture.

Gwen is a self-taught home cook who grows her own experimental edible urban garden and seeks out new ways to use seasonal ingredients to create new dishes. She is also an occasional world traveler and likes to bring home international spices, recipes and flavours from her trips, then re-work them into new recipes with locally-sourced Vancouver Island ingredients.

When she's not laptop-deep in a writing project, knee-deep in garden dirt or elbow-deep in bread dough, Gwen is hiking  Vancouver Island forests foraging for wild chanterelle mushrooms, or covered in sand playing beach volleyball of the shores of Parksville, British Columbia.

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Read some of Gwen's contributing articles on Food Bloggers of Canada's website:

Creating Your Own Edible Small Space Garden

A Culinary Exploration of Vancouver Island

Top Five Herbs to Grow Indoors This Winter

Canada's Favourite Food Trucks - Restaurant Roundup

Canada's Favourite Frozen Treats - Restaurant Roundup

Canada's Favourite Brunch Spots - Restaurant Roundup

Canada's Favourite Pizza Joints - Restaurant Roundup


Food Writing Conferences attended:

Food Bloggers of Canada Conference, Vancouver - 2014

Okanagan Food & Wine Writers Workshop, Kelowna - 2014

International Food Bloggers Conference, Seattle - 2013

Eat Write Retreat, Philadelphia - 2013

Connecting Bloggers & Brands, Vancouver - 2013

Okanagan Food & Wine Writers Workshop, Penticton - 2010

Surrey International Writers' Conference, Surrey - 2008