Food is our common ground, a universal experience. – James Beard
I’m one of those people who closes their eyes when they eat. Leaning back in my chair, sighing as I savour every bite.
I believe learning about a culture can be as easy as eating at a local restaurant. The best way to explore a new city is to eat your way through it. Take a cooking class, chat with the street vendor, just get out there and eat! I’ve travelled all over the world and fallen in love with eating because of its unifying power — whether sitting down for a 5-course meal at a Michelin restaurant or Sunday dinner at Grandma’s, enjoying food with people is the best way to make friends.
Everyone’s gotta eat.
I’m a full-time freelance writer living in Toronto, Canada, with my husband. I’m a born (and proud) Newfoundlander, an honorary Haligonian and spend most of my free time writing and eating. I was in school for a long time — I have a BA in History, a MA in Art History and a Bachelor of Journalism — and I spent the entirety of my twenties in school or travelling. I love to learn new things, I’m passionate about food history and I am always thinking ‘where next?’ Researching where to go, when to go and what to eat is something I do constantly, even when I don’t have a cent for travel.
My favourite foods
If I had to live on one thing for the rest of my life it would be cheese. Brie, gouda, paneer, feta; you name it I will devour it. Pasta is my vice, I love McNuggets, and I haven’t met a pastry I didn’t like. I cook Italian, eat French at restaurants, and order in Thai on the regular.
Where I’ve been
I’ve travelled through many countries including Greece, France, Italy, Germany, Cuba, Australia and spent two summer working on an archaeological dig in Turkey. I have amazing restaurant karma and can spot a local gem in a second. If I could live anywhere it would be northern France — my affinity for wine and bread supports this.
Where I’m going
In Spring 2017, I’m heading to Thailand, and spending the summer working on the dig in Turkey. I hope to visit Croatia and more of Greece this summer. My dream destination is Tibet, while India and Nepal are high on the list.