Travel Through Food: New Mexico

Travel Through Food: New Mexico

It was spring, 2018. I was at the tail end of writing Maps, Markets and Matzo Ball Soup, the book about Chef Gail Hall’s life, and I was tired. I was also doing the online dating thing right around then, and I was tired from that, and all it encompassed, too. I...
Travel The World at Edmonton’s Bountiful Market

Travel The World at Edmonton’s Bountiful Market

For the past couple of months, my Friday morning segments on CBC Edmonton AM have focused on travelling through food. I’ve talked about Spain, Prague, Ireland and Vietnam. This post is not connected with CBC; it’s about realizing that when it comes to...
Travel Through Food: Spain

Travel Through Food: Spain

When we can freely travel again, I am taking my daughters to Spain where we will explore the country from coast to coast. We will hire a handsome tour guide named Javier who, coincidentally, will be well-schooled in the poetry of Federico GarcĂ­a Lorca. We will learn...
Guinness Beef Stew

Guinness Beef Stew

Last week as part of my Travel Through Food series on CBC radio, I spoke with Tara McCarthy about food in Ireland and what I was cooking up in preparation for St. Patrick’s Day. Today, I made a Guinness Beef Stew that I think, is the best stew I’ve ever...
Travel Through Food: Ireland

Travel Through Food: Ireland

Ireland remains, to this day, one of my favourite places to have visited. Along with its storied history and jaw-dropping scenery, the food and drink culture absolutely blew my mind. This morning, on CBC Edmonton A.M., I spoke with Tara McCarthy about my experience...
Travel Through Food: Vietnam

Travel Through Food: Vietnam

My next few segments on CBC Edmonton (radio) are going to be about travelling through food. If you are like me, and a million other people, you might be getting a little tired of cooking the same ol’ same ol, day after day, week after week. In an effort to...