After my first taste of the Princess Cake at IKEA I wondered how Swedish this cake was, and turns out it’s very loyal. Around the World in 12 Plates heads to Sweden!
This year marks the 41st edition of the Milk Calendar from the Dairy Farmers of Canada we’re featuring March’s Rustic Veggie Chili.
As a blogger, writer and food photographer, I’m constantly staring at screens. Whether it’s editing photos on my home computer, writing a blog post in an airport on my laptop or taking an Instagram photo at the hottest new restaurant, most of my day is spent inside the screen. Continue reading Phonetic Eyewear: A Blogger’s New Best Friend
Holy crap what a busy month! I cannot believe we are cluing up the tenth challenge in Around the World in 12 Plates. It feels like this year of food discovery is just flying by. I’ve learned so much about different food traditions it’s only made me hungry for more.
One of the best things this month was attending the Food Bloggers of Canada conference in Ottawa. I got to hang out with some of the #ATW12P challengers! Meeting up IRL (“in real life”) was a great experience, and of course there was lots of challenge chat. It made me even more excited for this month’s challenge. Continue reading Around the World in 12 Plates: Egypt
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.
Turkish foods have a long and rich history; sometimes sweet like pistaccio-filled baklava, and other times salty like briny village cheese. A mix of Middle Eastern, Balkan and Central Asian, cuisines it consists of delightfully diverse dishes — and everything comes with a dollop of thick savoury yoghurt.
Anyone whose spent five seconds in Turkey will tell you to eat pide — essentially Turkish pizza, which is amazing by the way — but after spending three seasons working on an archaeological dig, I know what’s what. From grandma’s specialties to street food favourites, this is what you want to eat. Continue reading The 10 Best Turkish Foods according to The Food Girl in Town
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.
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 in Town as a hobby, to secretly pursue a dream I’d pushed down because I thought I wasn’t good enough to be a “real writer.” The blog was something to occupy my time (and my stomach).
So I ate my way through the city.