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The search for the original poutine in Quebec

The search for the original poutine in Quebec

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 at the Shangri-La Toronto

Afternoon Tea at the Shangri-La Toronto

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 […]

6 Romantic Foods Throughout History

6 Romantic Foods Throughout History

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 […]

Spaghetti Carbonara: the history and recipe for two

Spaghetti Carbonara: the history and recipe for two

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 […]

Hot dog history 101: Why we eat them at baseball games

Hot dog history 101: Why we eat them at baseball games

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.

Cocktail History: Blood Orange Aperol Spritz

Cocktail History: Blood Orange Aperol Spritz

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 […]

Brunch at Tempo Food+Drink, Halifax: The history of Eggs Benedict

Brunch at Tempo Food+Drink, Halifax: The history of Eggs Benedict

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 […]