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Around the World in 12 Plates: Sweden

Around the World in 12 Plates: Sweden

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!

Rustic Veggie Chili Recipe | Dairy Farmers of Canada 2018 Milk Calendar

Rustic Veggie Chili Recipe | Dairy Farmers of Canada 2018 Milk Calendar

This year marks the 41st edition of the Milk Calendar from the Dairy Farmers of Canada we’re featuring March’s Rustic Veggie Chili.

Phonetic Eyewear: A Blogger’s New Best Friend

Phonetic Eyewear: A Blogger’s New Best Friend

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

Slurping at Bad Bones Ramen | St. John’s

Slurping at Bad Bones Ramen | St. John’s

What’s on the menu at Bad Bones Ramen in St. John’s Newfoundland? Delicious ramen, pho and other slurpable soups!

Skerwink Hostel | Trinity East, Newfoundland

Skerwink Hostel | Trinity East, Newfoundland

Skerwink Hostel is named after the epic awe-inspiring hiking trail just down the road. It’s also happens to be a short walk to my favourite Newfoundland brewery, Port Rexton Brewing.

Around the World in 12 Plates: Egypt

Around the World in 12 Plates: Egypt

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

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

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

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 | St. John’s

Lunch at Fort Amherst Pub | St. John’s

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 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.

Continue reading The Fifth Blogiversary Roundup: Five Top-5 Lists