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Tiffany Leigh

Freelance Journalist - Travel, Science, Food. IG: @leightiffany_ Snapchat: pinchielobster

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
Get Warm And Cozy With These Wintertime

Get Warm And Cozy With These Wintertime Patios

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.
12/13/2016 08:59 EST
The City Of Brotherly Love Offers Sights And Great

The City Of Brotherly Love Offers Sights And Great Bites

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
The Island Of

The Island Of Chocolate

Interesting Facts from our Chocolate Guide: 120 farmers currently buy Hotel Chocolat's grafted plants. Hotel Chocolat then
08/22/2016 08:56 EDT
Janet Zuccarini Dishes On What It Takes To Achieve Restaurant

Janet Zuccarini Dishes On What It Takes To Achieve Restaurant Success

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 Toronto's East-End Stop For Surf And

The Peasant Table Is Toronto's East-End Stop For Surf And Turf

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
The Art Of The

The Art Of The Brew

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
Celebrating The Summer Of

Celebrating The Summer Of Chardonnay

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
Cineplex Entertainment Introduces Barco Escape To

Cineplex Entertainment Introduces Barco Escape To Cinephiles

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 Piques The

Curio Collection Piques The Curiosity

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
An Ice Cream With A Great

An Ice Cream With A Great Beet

Brassaii restaurant has been a mainstay on the King West block a decade now. Although, they cater to the clubbing and lounge
06/28/2016 13:00 EDT
Ocean Tales: Making Dolphin

Ocean Tales: Making Dolphin Connections

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
Fire Up The Summer Barbecue Grill With

Fire Up The Summer Barbecue Grill With Whiskey

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
The Dilemma Facing Canadian

The Dilemma Facing Canadian Farmers

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
Cresta Brings Italian-Californian Eats (And Wine) To

Cresta Brings Italian-Californian Eats (And Wine) To Toronto

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
New In Town: Brunch At Chase Fish &

New In Town: Brunch At Chase Fish & Oyster

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
Eat This, Not That At Mexico's Hyatt Ziva

Eat This, Not That At Mexico's Hyatt Ziva Cancun

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