Don’t be fooled by Jordan Fee’s debonair urban style, he was raised in rural Almont Ontario. “My dad knew the butcher in my hometown. I spent a lot of time there and at friends farms, so I grew up with a lot of meat.”
Jordan managed to revisit his carnivorous country childhood this summer: “I spent the weekend at a cabin with some friends. I brought up a big 2½ lb West Grey Farms coulotte steak. I roasted it over the coals. There wasn’t a basting brush for the melted butter so I fashioned one out of the rosemary and thyme sprigs I brought. I got a good fire-sear on it, let it rest for 15 minutes, sliced it thin across the grain, and served it with salad and beers. I was struck by the visceral experience of cooking over the fire and not being in an apartment with an electric stove.”
As you can see, Jordan’s a seeker of meaning, so it’s not surprising that he’s pursuing an academic career in the fine arts, working on his Masters in Museum Studies. Which leads to the question, who are some of his favourite artists? “Joseph Beuys and Marcel Duchamp”, he replied. With that, he armed himself with the decorative ham leg, a Duchampian gesture if ever there was one.