What does it mean when you find a dime in your pancake on Shrove Tuesday? Read the history of pancake day in Newfoundland to find out!
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Poutine has become a quintessential Canadian dish. Chefs are spooning out messy iterations of this gravy-curd-fry combination everywhere, and I love it all. I’ve eaten poutine in many forms and many places — like sitting curb-side after a night of drinking in Halifax or with […]
Afternoon Tea has so much going for it. Where else do you get to indulge in copious amounts of tea, sweets, scones and Prosecco for hours on end? And who doesn’t love miniature sandwiches? No one, that’s who. The first afternoon tea was held by Anna, the […]
Have you ever wondered why certain foods are considered romantic? Did you know the Ancient Greeks were all about prunes to get them in the mood? While you might think these myths have no scientific credentials, many foods eaten for centuries are aphrodisiacs, while others […]
The first time I went to Italy, I ate the same thing for every. single. meal. For me, there was nothing better than Spaghetti Carbonara, twirling those noodles coated with the thin and rich sauce. The simplicity. The flavour. The porky bits. Sometimes I scold […]
In honour (and hopes) of the Jays moving forward in the playoffs and Torontonians will get to eat many more ballpark beauties, I delved into a surprisingly complex history of the hot dog and how it became to be the most popular baseball snack.
Many of the evenings I spent in Italy began like this: A hot evening, a crowded patio, an Italian sunset, and several Aperol Spritzes. During Aperitivo, the supersonic happy hour hosted by many bars in Italy, you can munch on a simple but plentiful buffet of breads and […]
The Moscow Mule. Holy moly what have I been missing? Ginger beer, vodka, and lime on ice: Simple, fresh, and oh so easy to drink. The history of the moscow mule was as equally surprising to me! Traditionally, this libation is served in a copper cup. […]
As if it hasn’t already been deliciously obvious to readers of The Food Girl in Town, I really love brunch. In fact, I have written numerous articles about my love for the midday delight, and discussed at length the rise in popularity of the filling […]