Hello! I am a Freelance Journalist who focuses on stories about food, travel, and science. Connect with me: Google+| Twitter| Instagram| Linkedin| Facebook| Pinterest Highlights: • James Beard Scholarship recipient. • Chowzter (FoodieHub) Regional Expert for Niagara-On-The-Lake • Chef profiles & interviews i.e. Top Chef Canada's Dale MacKay, Momofuku Milk Bar's Chef Christina Tosi • Former Culinary Teaching Assistant: Dish Cooking Studio and Chef's Assistant: Loblaw's Cooking School • Former Sous-Pastry Chef: Oliver and Bonacini Cafe-Grill • Staged at Langdon Hall: Pastry, Desserts and Breads • Recipe Developer and Tester: Eagle Brand Family Foods - Sweetened Condensed Milk • Writer, Photographer and Owner of my Blog: The Avid Baker
When "Winter Is Coming," these spots do not fret about the chilly air -- they are armed with amenities and offer guests plenty of coziness such as wool blankets, robes, roaring fireplaces, and patio heaters. And let's not forget about specialty cocktails and comforting treats that are sure to warm you from the inside out.
While it is certainly a city rife with history, there's so much more to see and do beyond "the bell." You may not be aware but this is a lively city budding with delicious cuisine, art culture, beer gardens, local artisan boutiques and so much more.
11/04/2016 12:40 EDT
Sustenance: Throughout my journey, I would find myself uncontrollably starved at the most random hour. Chalk it up to equal
10/06/2016 08:17 EDT
Crankworx is considered "the Superbowl of mountain biking"; it appeals to adrenaline addicts and it "brings the mountain
09/12/2016 11:31 EDT
Souvenirs for friends and family: Chocolate bars sold at the resort use cocoa beans grown exclusively in Saint Lucia and
08/22/2016 08:56 EDT
Wine, Rum, and Cheese Tasting at Cap MaisonCellar About: This seaside resort is located on the northern tip of Saint Lucia
08/15/2016 08:28 EDT
This savvy entrepreneur has amassed a culinary empire known as Gusto54; the restaurant group includes a portfolio of eateries: Gusto 101, Trattoria Nervosa and Pai restaurants, as well as Gusto 54 catering.I had an opportunity to chat with Zuccarini, someone who helped grow Toronto's fledgling dining scene into a dazzling multicultural marvel.
08/04/2016 12:04 EDT
The Peasant Table is self-described as a gastropub that specializes in Northern Italian cuisine and includes regional influences from the Adriatic Sea and Eastern Europe. The owner, Chef Boris Babic, is a veteran of Canada's culinary scene for over 20 years.
08/03/2016 12:56 EDT
Thanks to the craft beer uprising, people are beginning to understand and appreciate the process involved in creating a crisp
08/02/2016 09:00 EDT
Each year on a hot July weekend, the International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration, aka i4C in Niagara-on-the-Lake, hosts over 60 different winemakers from countries all over the world to allow attendees to "tour the world in a glass". It's a gathering of the minds, an opportunity to chat intimately with sommeliers and winemakers about their passion for crafting chardonnay. So what did this year have in store?
07/28/2016 09:15 EDT
Barco Escape, in partnership with Cineplex Entertainment, is hoping to offer viewers a more dynamic movie experience in Canada with panoramic screens. I got the scoop on this new technology and offer thoughts on whether you should try seeing the latest blockbuster flicks with it yourself.
07/26/2016 02:49 EDT
Curio Collection - a new string of boutique hotels, aims to change stigmas held against hotels and alter perceptions that it only offers cuisine that has been subject to forms of industrialization.
07/14/2016 03:05 EDT
When you drink wine, in a small way, you're helping to save the environment. If you think about it, every time to commit
07/04/2016 07:54 EDT
At Hawks Cay Resort on the island of Duck Key in Florida, people are not only drawn to this vacation spot for sun and relaxation, they come to interact with marine life as well. The resort property hosts a conservation area called Dolphin Connection.
06/24/2016 01:06 EDT
This summer, consider adding whiskey to the melange of beers and wines at your next barbecue. Although it may seem intimidating to include such a strong spirit into the mix, once you know the tips to serving whiskey, it can elevate your drink game and impress your guests.
06/17/2016 03:33 EDT
Ontario produces more asparagus than the rest of Canada combined, with 90 growers alone in the province; this amounts to 3500 acres worth of asparagus to harvest from. It is a $25 million dollar industry. Due to asparagus farmers investing in this kind of research and breeding, initially, it was a success story. But circumstances quickly changed.
06/14/2016 02:11 EDT
Since opening its doors in March this year, Cresta has sought to introduce Torontonians to a new concept. Rory West, the head bartender and sommelier, informs me that Cresta is the only restaurant in the city that designs the food menu around the wine list -- not the other way around.
06/10/2016 12:28 EDT
The Chase Fish & Oyster, the more relaxed sister of the upscale Chase fine dining spot, is the latest restaurant to throw their Sunday brunch hat in the proverbial ring. Having just debuted their menu at the end of April, I had a chance to taste a few of the menu items.
05/26/2016 04:44 EDT
There are nine restaurants and seven bars that offer a spectrum of international cuisines and drinks. As your willing guinea pig, I sampled my way through as many eateries as possible. Here are my top recommendations for what you should and should not devour.
05/24/2016 05:13 EDT
Unless you have a friend or relative from one of the islands, it's virtually unknown to the majority of the populace. This is a good and bad thing. Good -- because these islands preserve some of the most untouched and natural beauty left in the world. Bad -- because if you're not here, you're missing out.
04/04/2016 04:16 EDT
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