Sarah Elton is a national bestselling author, journalist and frequent speaker.
Her new book Consumed: Food for a Finite Planet made the national bestseller list in its first week. Consumed has been described by internationally renown food writer Naomi Duguid as “A must-have for anyone interested in food.”
Sarah’s first book Locavore: From Farmers’ Fields to Rooftop Gardens, How Canadians Are Changing the Way We Eat is a national bestseller and won Gold at the Canadian Culinary Book Awards. It was also named one of Amazon.ca’s top 50 books of 2010 and is a David Suzuki Foundation Book Club pick.
She has written for publications such as Maclean’s Magazine, The Globe and Mail, The New York Times, and TheAtlantic.com.
Sarah is the food columnist for CBC Radio One’s Here and Now. You can listen to her columns here.
Sarah speaks regularly at conferences, universities, colleges, libraries and at all sorts of public events. Past highlights include a TEDX talk at the University of Guelph and a debate alongside Mark Bittman of The New York Times at the Conference Board of Canada Food Summit.
Sarah sits on the board of directors of PEN Canada. She is a constant reader, an outdoor enthusiast and lives in Toronto with her family, near the edge of the Don Valley. You might see her riding her longjohn style cargo bike around the neighbourhood, on her way to the farmers’ market, to yoga class or to the library.