Around the World in 12 Plates: Egypt

Around the World in 12 Plates: Egypt

For this month’s Around the World in 12 Plates we made Koshary, Egypt’s most famous and beloved street food, full of rice, lentils and pasta!

A Guide to 24 Hours of Eating in Madrid

A Guide to 24 Hours of Eating in Madrid

My sister lived in Madrid for a year so when Adam and I travelled there with her and her partner Sean, I knew we would hit all the local spots from churros to Indian food.

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. The third instalment in the series of Well & Good Dinners focused the foods of the Newfoundland harvest, dining by candlelight.

The 10 Best Turkish Foods according to The Food Girl in Town

The 10 Best Turkish Foods according to The Food Girl in Town

After three seasons working on an archaeological dig, I know my Turkish food. These are my favourite Turkish dishes from grandma’s specialties to street eats: the best Turkish foods according to The Food Girl in Town.

Around the World in 12 Plates: Japan

Around the World in 12 Plates: Japan

The flavours of Asia are becoming my favourite profile, so this month I wanted to do something typically Japanese, but lesser known in North America. Izakayas represent a more casual dining experience with greasy tasty dishes that go great with beer.

Lunch at Fort Amherst Pub in St. John’s, Newfoundland

Lunch at Fort Amherst Pub in St. John’s, Newfoundland

Review: From southern-fried lobster tacos to big burgers, Fort Amherst Pub sits in Churchill Square in St. John’s with lots of beers on tap.

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 […]

CabinZero Bag Review and Carry-On Packing Tips for Turkey

CabinZero Bag Review and Carry-On Packing Tips for Turkey

For the past two years I’ve travelled carry-on exclusively. I used to agonize over the weight of my bag, never thinking about the souvenirs I would buy travelling, proceeding to sweat buckets at airport check-in. Enough was enough! I researched my buns off to learn the […]

Around the World in 12 Plates: Peru

Around the World in 12 Plates: Peru

Well, last month I didn’t cook one bite of food but boy did I make up for it! Since we moved home I hadn’t had the opportunity to cook with all my besties here in St. John’s, so for August’s Around the World in 12 […]

Paddling with Rafting Newfoundland on the Exploits River

Paddling with Rafting Newfoundland on the Exploits River

I’m fearless when it comes to eating. I will try anything once, not batting an eyelash while devouring creepy crawlies or raw fish. But when it comes to adventure sports, my knees start knocking. I’m a taste chaser, not a thrill-seeker. When the opportunity arose to […]

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 […]

The Inn Thing: George House Heritage Bed and Breakfast in Dildo, Newfoundland

The Inn Thing: George House Heritage Bed and Breakfast in Dildo, Newfoundland

Sometimes I don’t feel at home at bed and breakfasts. Some spots feel like you’re at someone’s parent’s house while they’re away for the weekend. I’m always worried about breaking something or being too loud. Maybe I’m not sophisticated enough, or I’m not old enough […]