About Total Feasts – Meet Matt!
Hi, I’m Matt and thanks for stopping in! I’m a husband and dad to two overly energetic sons. A proud Nova Scotia native, I’m an avid cook and picture taker thanks to the influence of my parents and grandparents who exposed me early on to all kinds of foods and cultures.
Total Feasts is where I share some of the recipes and recipes I’ve created. For years I have worked as a teacher, and like many teachers, I get horrified by the food I hear my students eat. Not just for lunches but at home. My mission is to have more people to make use of their kitchens and try new food, and to share that food with friends and family. Nothing is better than talking with others while sharing good food. Total Feasts job is to help inspire you to do just that, with quick and fresh meals, all paired with music and entertainment ideas.
Definition of a Bluenoser: ‘A native or inhabitant of Nova Scotia. Prone to kitchen parties with music, talking, food and drinks’.
What’s with the name Total Feasts?
Firstly, ‘feasts’ comes from the idea that when you eat with others it is a bit of a feast (big or small!). The term ‘total’ though is because I think that when you make food to share it isn’t about just one dish. You might want ideas for other dishes, drinks, and entertainment. So I aim to give some ides on what you might find a good pairing!
A bit more about Matt
The main cook in the household, Total Feasts is his little side project to indulge in.
He also has an addiction to wine gums. It’s deep and it’s real.
A Little History.
2013 I started writing down food I was cooking.
2014 I started to actually think about the pictures of the food I was taking. Luckily they have been improving.
2015 I nearly gave it all up for a new, rather stressful, job.
2017 we decided to take all our carefully laid financial planning and throw it out the window. We adopted our two kids. The house hasn’t recovered yet, and I have much more grey hair.
2018 Gave up the stressful job so I could actually do the school run. Decided, as I now had the time, I might as well try my hand at photography/cooking/menu planning again.
2019 Started Total Feasts to put this photography, cooking and menu planning to good use!