Tag Archives: Food

Explore Ontario Culinary Travel Special Report

I compiled and edited this special culinary report — EOC.FINALFinal[1] — on southern Ontario for the Globe and Mail. Thank you Michele Sponagle (Relishing the Past), Doug Wallace (Back to the Garden) and Liz Campbell (Savoury Sanctuary) for your contributions!

Cool Things About Vietnam

1. Fish sauce. A salty clear-ish liquid made from fishies like anchovies. Add chilies and lime juice and splash on just about anything. 2. Ice tea and ice coffee. Usually served in a tumbler with one or more big chunks … Continue reading

KOTO Restaurant in Hanoi Brings Hope to Homeless Kids

At KOTO Restaurant, disadvantaged youth get a fresh start at a new culinary career. Great food, great concept! Here’s my story on Innovate Development’s website.

Lip-Smacking Louisiana!

Check out my story on Louisiana’s hidden foodie gems on the hospitality site AmberSpire

Foodie Tampa

Here’s a link to a wonderful new hospitality site called AmberSpire and the story I wrote for them on the yummy gourmet offerings in Tampa, Florida! http://amberspire.com/savoring-flavors-tampa/

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Feeling Like a Princess in Prince Edward County

It’s been more than 20 years since I visited Prince Edward County (PEC), and it has changed immensely. On a recent trip I visited vineyards and sampled superb pinot noirs, effervescent sparkling wines, and some luscious cabernet francs. Who knew … Continue reading

Surprising Sarasota

Culture, history, old masters and circus people. Just what you’d expect in the sunshine state…what? Did I mention I just got back from Sarasota, Florida? Considered one of the best art towns in America, Sarasota is perched on the Gulf … Continue reading

Strewn also has an excellent restaurant and cooking school.

Niagara-on-the-Lake: Taste the Season Wineries

In November, with winter in the air, my husband Steve and I ventured to Niagara-on-the-Lake for a little wine and food pairing. We had bought the Taste the Season touring pass for around $45 and were determined to visit as … Continue reading

Downtown Willemstad, Curacao.

Curacao: Blue waters, blue cocktails, deep history

To be honest, the only thing I knew about Curacao was that it produced an eponymous liqueur – the blue version is very popular at bachelorette parties  — not that I go to many these days. It’s very sweet, with … Continue reading

Where Bonnie and Clyde were ambushed. There's a marker by the side of the road now.

Northern Louisiana: Meat Pies, Catfish and Where Bonnie and Clyde Met Their Maker

1)    Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum reports on the last chapter of one of the most documented criminal love stories in America. Gibsland, where Bonnie and Clyde were ambushed has a funky little museum funded by private donor in Dallas … Continue reading