About me

Hi, I’m Ella Jane.

I live to eat, and eat to live.

My diet philosophy can be summed up as: Everything in moderation, especially moderation. My Grandad taught me that.

I eat junk food sometimes, and piles of greens other times; I dig greasy diners and takeout, but also like to ferment my own vegetables; basically, I’m healthyish (to borrow an adjective from Bon Appetit) and will never use the phrase clean eating for countless reasons.

Gourmb is an outlet for my obsessive food experiments. It ain’t about perfection, it’s about exploration, so don’t expect thrice-trialed recipes here. Let’s be straight: I rarely follow a recipe to a T (unless it’s for something real finicky), and I bet you don’t either.

If you’re wondering about the name, it refers to my dietary habits. They’re simply not gourmet (gourm-A) … they’re gourmb (as in B grade, yes it’s a pun). My boyfriend thought it up so blame him. I don’t love diet culture and I don’t love the elitist connotations of the word gourmet, so there you have it.

I used to live in Ottawa and worked in the food industry while completing a degree in journalism. Now I’m in northern Ontario and live vicariously through big city offerings on Instagram while relishing the fact that up here, things are booming, but anything you do is still new.

I still do plenty of journalistic writing and editing, often about food, and you can find out more about that at www.ellajanemyers.com.

P.S. All recipes are vegetarian or vegan.