Hi, I’m Lori. I have a husband and two Coton du Tulears – Rocky and Lulu. Lulu is 11 years old, she is photo shy (scared of the camera), with no desire for the limelight. Rocky is 12.5 years old, you’ll be getting to know him better, he’s our studio ‘floor manager’ who longs to be famous!
I love magazines. Design magazines. Food magazines. Decorating magazines. My husband and I have so many magazine subscriptions the piles are a mile high! I read all of them, saving the really great issues to go back to year after year. This is especially true of food magazines where some of my best go-to recipes have come from.
That’s worked out really well for my job – I’m a graphic designer. I have been running a successful agency (Avalon Design & Marketing) in Toronto, Canada for 17 years. Most of our clients are in the food industry for whom I have created memorable magazines, promotions, events and advertising.
About a year ago, Avalon opened a new division which focused on the growing world of digital media. Creating a flagship publication was easy, given my new obsession – food bloggers. My goal was to have a magazine that brought together the best of the blogging world, and the best of professional chefs, home economists and packaged goods products. That’s how EatInEatOut was born!
EatInEatOut (EIEO) is a digital magazine for people who love to cook, eat and dine out.
Being an online only, digital format makes EIEO interactive and engaging. You can click on links, watch videos, enter contests or just look at inspiring food, right from our pages. We are hoping to introduce you to some of the most innovative chefs, creative food bloggers and dreamy dining destinations across North America.
Putting together a magazine that everyone is proud of takes a lot of help. Here are two staffers that help make EIEO such a inspiring read:
KELLY BRISSON – East Coast Editor
Kelly Brisson has always been a great lover of food and drink, but only found her passion for food writing and photography in 2009 when she started her own blog, The Gouda Life. A blog about simple, homemade meals that nourish body and soul, The Gouda Life aims to focus on beautiful photos and engaging writing that draws readers right to her kitchen table. After a few years of constant writing and photography on her own time , she has been lucky enough to write for a number of publications throughout North America. She comes to EIEO with a burning desire to showcase the best in seasonal cuisine, simple but impressive recipes for the home cook, and photos that make even the pickiest eaters’ mouth water.
STEPHANIE ARSENAULT – West Coast Editor
Stephanie Arsenault is a freelance writer and photographer, and the girl behind the popular food blog, Global Dish. In addition to writing and photography, she has an education in travel and tourism, nutrition, and wine. Her work has been featured in numerous print and online outlets, as well as in multiple television appearances. Stephanie’s background and experience makes her an ever-curious cook. Constantly inspired by both her travels abroad and her current home at the foot of the Rockies, she is always looking for new ways to create tasty recipes with local, in-season ingredients. She brings her passion and love of good food to EIEO, and is looking forward to all of the deliciousness the future has in store.
ZANNAT REZA – Nutrition Editor
Zannat Reza is a nutritionist with a twist. She focuses on promoting delicious foods rather than talking about nutrients. As a registered dietitian, she has specialized in communications for over 15 years. She is a partner at citrus and one-half of the Fab Food Finds blog. Zannat also contributes to the Toronto Star’s The Dish column, and was the nutrition expert on CBC’s Steven and Chris show (seasons 1 and 2). A compulsive recipe tweaker, she regularly tries out new recipes for her husband and two young kids. Zannat brings her passion for good food, health and happiness to EIEO.
ALLISON SLUTE – Wine Columnist
Allison’s enthusiasm for wine began at the tender age of 15 when she made her first overseas trip to France. Being immersed in a culture where food and wine make up the very fabric of the people, she instantly began to develop an appreciation for how wine is made, the terroirs that shape various wine regions, and how to pair different foods with different wines for optimal enjoyment. While achieving her Sommelier certificate, Allison began working at Pillitteri Estates Winery, a small family winery in the Niagara region of Ontario. As Pillitteri Estates’ Export Manager, Allison works alongside the CEO of the winery to promote and sell Pillitteri wines all over the world. Allison has travelled to 14 countries on 3 continents to promote Canadian wine, as well as educate wine industry professionals and consumers on the uniqueness and rarity of Canadian wine. More recently Allison has taken on the role of Estate Sommelier at Pillitteri where she writes tasting notes, assists with food pairing choices for events, as well as writing feature articles. Allison also is the author of the blog A Wandering Palate, and she brings a vast knowledge and passion for wine to her new role at EIEO.
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