Peter was born in London, England and grew up in the United States. He worked as a clerk/news correspondent for the U.S. Army and after his honorable discharge moved to Quebec, Canada where he lived until 2005. He developed a growing interest in foraging after seeing how lush the forests were in southwestern Ontario and how they are home to countless varieties of edible plants and mushrooms. Every year new edible plants and wild mushrooms are discovered and he passes this knowledge along to those who accompany him and his dogs on the trails.
On another note: In April 2012, his mystery novel, Boreal Dreams, was published to four and five star reviews. Boreal Dreams was also short listed for the Robertson Davies Prize.
Puck's Plenty was co-winner along with Karen Hartwick of Stratford Tea Leaves for Best Beverage at the 2012 and 2013 Savour Stratford Culinary Festival . Puck's Plenty has also been featured in articles in the National Post, The Globe and Mail, Wine and Dine (Singapore), Marriott International, Travel and Leisure Magazine and more. Puck's Plenty has been featured on television as well. The Oprah Network and the D.J. Demers Show along with a video presention on some Air Canada flights.
The name, Puck's Plenty, was derived from Puck, a character in the play,
A Midsummer's Night Dream by William Shakespeare, our own tribute to Stratford's world renowned Shakespeare
Faolan, Peter & Liam on the trail.