My Newest Customer


Here is a photo of my newest customer and buddy, Luke.  Luke is one month old, and his proud mom and dad (Natalie & Damien) purchased The Bologna Cookbook for him. The photo was taken at the Glynmill Inn in Corner Brook, NL during my book tour.

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The Bologna Cookbook Signings & Interviews Across NL, NS & ON

The-Bologna-Cookbook1Here is a list of places and timings where my cookbook signings will take place:

Sat 27 Sept, Brampton, ON, Book Launch, Freezerland Nfld Inc 1:00 – 5:00, 8 Strathearn Ave, Brampton, ON L6T 4L9, (905) 791-4983

Sat 23 Aug – Corner Brook, Coles 1:00 -3:00 pm

Sun 24 Aug – Corner Brook, Island Treasures 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Sat 30 Aug – St. John’s, Chapters 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Sun 31 Aug – St. John’s, Costco 11:00 – 2:00 pm

Tue 2 Sep – St. John’s, Costco 11:00 – 2:00 pm

Wed 3 Sep – St. John’s, Costco 11:00 – 2:00 pm

Thu 4 Sep – Mount Pearl, Colemans 4:00 – 7:00 pm

Fri 5 Sep – St. John’s, Costco 11:00 – 2:00 pm

Sat 6 Sep – St. John’s, Costco 11:00 – 2:00 pm

Sat 6 Sep – St. John’s, Coles Village Shopping Centre 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Sun 7 Sep – St. John’s, Coles Avalon Mall 2:00 – 4:00

Tue 9 Sept – Clarenville, Co-op 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Wed 10 Sept, Gander, on location taped interview with Gina Brown, host of Rogers Television Skyways 10:30 – 12:00 am

Wed 10 Sept, Gander, Co-op 2:00 – 4:00

Thu 11 Sept, Gander, Bookworm 10:30 – 12:30

Thu 11 Sept, Gander, Shoppers Drug Mart 2:00 – 4:00

Fri 12 Sept, Corner Brook, Harbour Grounds, on location live interview with CBC Radio West Coast Morning Show (hosts: Bernice Hillier & Brian McHugh) 7:00 – 9:00 am

Fri 12 Sept, Corner Brook, Island Treasures 2:00 – 4:00 & 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Fri 12 Sept, Corner Brook, Island Treasures, on location taped interview with Wendy Woodland, host of Rogers Television’s Corner Brook Café  3:00 pm

Sat 13 Sept, Corner Brook, Island Treasures 10:00 – 12:00 & 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Sat 13 Sept, Corner Brook, Colemans at the Garden 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Sun 14 Sept, Corner Brook, Live phone interview with Sam Whiffen, host of K-Rock’s Homebrew show 9:30 am
Sun 14 Sept, Corner Brook, Coles 12:00 – 2:00 & 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Tue 16 Sept, Stephenville, Beavercraft 1:00 – 2:15 pm

Tue 16 Sept,  Stephenville, Colemans 2:30 – 3:30

Fri 19 Sept, Halifax, CTV Taped in-studio interview with Heidi Petracek, co-host of CTV Morning Live 10:30 am

Sat 27 Sept, Brampton, ON, Book Launch, Freezerland Nfld Inc 1:00 – 5:00

Sat 25 Oct, Sarnia, ON, RCNA 1:00 – 5:00

Hope to see you all there….. :)


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Cookbook Signing St. John’s, NL


I will be having my last signing today and tomorrow in St. John’s, before heading across the island on a book tour. Please see the signing schedule below:

6 September – Costco 11:00 – 2:00 pm
6 September – Coles, Village Shopping Centre 6:00 – 8:00 pm
7 September – Coles, Avalon Mall – 2:00 – 4:00


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The Bologna Cookbook Signings & Events





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Cape St. George Author Releases Bologna Cookbook

A Humble Protein

When he first proposed the idea of a cookbook filled with bologna recipes, Kevin Phillips said, some believed his concept to be inconceivable.

It’s all about the bologna for Kevin Phillips, who has authored “The Bologna Cookbook” containing 200 recipes, all of which incorporate the prepared meat. Phillips  recently signed copies of his book at Beavercraft in Stephenville. — Photo and story by Frank Gale/The Western Star.

The reason for that reaction was because it hadn’t been done before, he said, but while a lot of people were in doubt, they encouraged him. Phillips, who is originally from Cape St. George but now lives in Oakville, Ont., said now that “The Bologna Cookbook” is on store shelves, it’s doing remarkably well.

He thinks of bologna as “the humble protein” and said while there are concerns about some of its ingredients, he believes in eating in moderation. As for the amount of sodium, Phillips said you can buy low-salt bologna. There is also bologna that’s gluten-free and some brands are nitrate-free.

The cookbook features 200 recipes and every one of them contains bologna. He said all the recipes are delicious, but he prefers the simple ones. One of his favourites is the “ultimate bologna hot dog,” which is made up of a rolled piece of boiled bologna, prepared with a steamed hot dog bun and garnished with mustard.

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The Bologna Cookbook – 1st Signing at Beavercraft, Stephenville, NL

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I had the honor and privilege of signing the first Bologna Cookbook (book, compliments of Beavercraft) today at the Beavercraft Shop in Stephenville. The honor went to my # 1 fan, my Mom.  I want to thank Paula, the owner and manager of this beautiful shop for having us there and sharing this wonderful occasion. Also, I want to thank my personal assistant, Catherine Martina for setting-up this special event.

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The Bologna Cookbook – Now Available at Costco St. John’s NL

webbolognacookbook2If you are in the St. John’s area, the Bologna Cookbook is now available at Costco at an excellent bargain. Start your Christmas shopping early……..

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Newfoundland is a website dedicated to Newfoundlanders and Labradoreans at home and abroad, and to other folks who simply enjoy NL culture, cuisine and its traditions. With completion of a Culinary Management program at Liaison College, Oakville, Ont, a Certificate in Baking at George Brown College, Toronto, Ont and a course in Food Photography; my purpose is to add new NL recipes to the existing culinary library and revisit some of the older ones and fine-tune them using today’s techniques (if possible). Also, I want to preserve some of the older and forgotten recipes that have been lost with time.

Re-discover Newfoundland and Labrador Cuisine, bring out the old recipes that your grandma and mom had written down on old scribblers or cook up recipes that were passed down from generation to generation. Relive again the taste. Experience the flavours and aromas that were once an everyday occurrence in our childhood. Can you smell the aroma of old fashion bread baking with a roaster full of hot baked beans in the oven?

Come taste times gone by and traditions of Newfoundland and Labrador. There’s a centuries-old tradition of ingenuity, imagination and inspiration in every morsel. Consider the true blend of Aboriginal, English, French, German, Irish, Portuguese, Scottish and Spanish ancestry in our very unique cuisine.

Savour and experience recipes from times past, such as; Fish & Brewis, Fried Cod Tongues, Cod Fish Stew, Fish Cakes, Toutons, Salt Junk Dinner, Pease Pudding, pea Soup, Dumplings, Cabbage Soup, Colcannon, Flipper Pie, Pan Fried brook Trout, Turr, Baked Salt Water Duck, John Bull Stew, Drawn Butter, Kedgaree, Wild Hare (Rabbit) Stew and Pie, Old Fashioned Bake Beans, Figgy Duff, Pork Bang Belly, Beaslin Cake, Lobsouse, Bake Cod Row, just to name a few.

Just maybe, we can bring back “the good ole times” our grandparents and parents once shared at the kitchen parties, card games, mummering and telling yarns, while we cook up a good scoff with our friends.

If you have any old family recipes pass down or new ones you want to share with the world, please send them to me. If you like, forward a photo of the dish and your recipe, I will post it.

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