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Lamont Mackay

Lamont is known as the note-taker. You will recognize her around Stratford as the person with the notepad and pen. With her travel-writer's perspective and passion for adventure, she is astounded by the volume of things to see and do in her city.While teaching high school English in Surrey, British Columbia, Lamont was bitten by two life-altering bugs: food and travel. Travels in Europe with Phyllis Hinz led to an exciting culinary partnership, with restaurants and a catering company in St. Jacobs and Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario. Short drives to Stratford to attend the Festival Theatre or to dine at the Church or Old Prune were escapes from the demands of entrepreneurship.After the sudden death of a business partner, Lamont and Phyllis were so devastated they sold their businesses and everything they owned to travel North America in a motorhome. During their nine-year vagabond lifestyle, they visited every state in the United States and every province and territory in Canada except Nunavut. Side trips included appearances on TV and a contract as Home Hardware's Kitchen Experts.Lamont and Phyllis were branded "The Cooking Ladies" by the editor of a magazine in which they would write a culinary-travel column for twenty-five years. They have also coauthored ten cookbooks and have been published in newspapers and magazines across Canada and the United States.Lamont views life as an adventure whether panning for gold in the Yukon, tasting cod cheeks in Newfoundland and Labrador, judging World Food Championships in Alabama, or living in downtown Stratford.

Books by Lamont Mackay