Welcome to SM Traphagen!

There is history, thought, and great stories woven into every food recipe, every plate served, and every new restaurant opened that gives us a glimpse into someone else’s life and culture. We are all connected on this tiny hamlet of a planet—and many times it’s food that connects us. I offer you a chance to […]

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Shannon Traphagen is the Associate Publisher at Buffalo Healthy Living Magazine, a freelance writer for many national and international publications, and a public speaker. Having written a fiction novel and many published articles, this site offers readers the chance to explore the world of story, food, healthy living and eating, and exploration to many great […]

English Pork Pie Company–Owners of The British Chippy, Becomes Parker’s

So this may be confusing but what was the British Chippy, owned by the English Pork Pie Company, has become Parker’s British Institution! I’ve reviewed the British Chippy (click here for that review). But seeing as they have evolved quite a bit, they deserve a refresh. I’ve recently spent time in England–a good two weeks, […]