Events

Well & Good Dinners: A Rapturous Recap of Volume III

Well & Good Dinners: A Rapturous Recap of Volume III

I’ve always coveted photos of long table dinners. Kinfolk-y suppers with dim lighting, olive branches adorning communal tables and well-dressed people devouring gorgeous food. Basically a food blogger wet dream. Knowing this, you can imagine my excitement when Stacey Tuttle, co-owner of Well & Good […]

The Fifth Blogiversary Roundup: Five Top-5 Lists

The Fifth Blogiversary Roundup: Five Top-5 Lists

Five years ago I was lost. Adam and I had just moved to Halifax while he went to law school, and I had no job, no friends, and no direction. Deep down I had always wanted to write and I shyly started The Food Girl […]

Taste Canada Awards Gala and new culinary book bucket list

Taste Canada Awards Gala and new culinary book bucket list

Last night at the Taste Canada Awards Gala, Seema Jethalal, Regional Director of General Ontario at Canadian Heritage, said: “Food is at the heart of Canadian heritage.”  I couldn’t agree more! In its 19th year, Taste Canada honours the best culinary writers in Canada and once […]

NoshFest: Toronto’s Jewish Food Festival | PHOTO ESSAY

NoshFest: Toronto’s Jewish Food Festival | PHOTO ESSAY

Growing up in Newfoundland there was a very small Jewish community, and my years in Halifax were spent eating at a pseudo-Jewish deli serving mediocre matzoh ball soup. Needless to say, I don’t know much about Jewish culinary culture. So, when I was invited to attend […]

Pasta sauce made with crickets and mealworms? It’s a thing!

Pasta sauce made with crickets and mealworms? It’s a thing!

Last night I went to a cool event hosted by the Food Bloggers of Canada at Food Starter, a business accelerator program for people who are passionate about food. They help people commercialize their products by providing a production facility, commercial kitchen and baker equipment, seminars and […]

Summerlicious at Bent: Toronto

Summerlicious at Bent: Toronto

It’s that time of year again, again!! Summerlicious is one of the best parts about living in Toronto, aside from Winterlicious (you can see my rave about that here). I have a tough time not going broke eating at all the restaurants constantly opening in the […]

Homegrown: Taste Canada at the Hudson’s Bay Company

Homegrown: Taste Canada at the Hudson’s Bay Company

Have you visited the top floor of the Hudson’s Bay Company on Queen Street West lately? Well let me tell you, it’s cloud nine for cooks; a gorgeous bright space with every kitchen gadget imaginable, a dreamworld with excited fianced couples running around with the […]

Winterlicious at The Saint Tavern: Toronto

Winterlicious at The Saint Tavern: Toronto

Winterlicious is pretty much the best part of shitty ol’ winter in Toronto: I can wear a loose sweater to dinner and eat lots of high-end food for cheap prix-fixe prices all over the city for two weeks straight. I had to control myself on how many […]

What I ate at Taste of Danforth: Toronto

What I ate at Taste of Danforth: Toronto

I am a Taste of Danforth virgin no more. The street festival that takes over Greektown every summer is in its 22nd year and is as big as ever — it’s actually Canada’s biggest. Sunday afternoon was the final day of the festival and didn’t seem […]

Learning the fundelentils

Learning the fundelentils

When I think of lentils, I think hippie food — like carob chips or bean sprouts. I never grew up eating lentils in Newfoundland, and they’ve always reminded me of split peas, which I truly dispise. But after eating at four great Toronto restaurants that are […]

Nova Scotia Ice Wine Festival in Wolfville

Nova Scotia Ice Wine Festival in Wolfville

I’ve always despised ice wine. While my experience with the syrupy libation has been limited to a few attempts at being fancy while I lived in Toronto, every glass ended in a disappointed, sugary depression. I didn’t like the overt sweet nature of Ontario ice wine, so I […]

Anthony Bourdain sat in front of me at the movies

Anthony Bourdain sat in front of me at the movies

Last week I went to the movies and Anthony Bourdain sat in front of me. It was hard not to reach out and rustle his mostly salt and pepper hair. The lanky 6’3 rebel chef took the tiny university town of Wolfville, Nova Scotia by storm when […]