Restaurant Reviews

Chez Anh

Chez Anh is a tiny, modest restaurant of lime green walls with blackboard and bookcase, filled,...

0 Comment / Aug 14, 2017

Meat Press

It’s been a summer of feeding my vegetarian nieces, so I was pretty primed for a meal at Meat Press....

0 Comment / Jul 27, 2017

Bella's Bistro

When I’m empty and feeling due for some pampering, I head to Island Park Esso.  There, on the corner...

0 Comment / Jul 19, 2017


Around Town

Ottawa Cooks - thrilling news!

Taste Canada, marking 20 years of celebrating and championing Canadian cookbooks and culinary writers,...

0 Comment / Jul 19, 2017

Dumpling Park

Have you ever made dumplings? They are a pain in the neck. Good ones, anyway, require patience and dexterity...

0 Comment / Jul 09, 2017

The Good Food Tour

I’ve always liked Almonte. It’s pretty, it has history, it has a waterfall and old stone mills....

0 Comment / Jun 19, 2017


Comings & Goings

Bye Bye Black Cat

“The best thing going in Ottawa – maybe the only thing going in Ottawa – is the Black Cat Café....

0 Comment / Jun 22, 2017

Navarra News & Murray Street Moves

Murray Street, once considered the ByWard Market's gastro-alley, has been dealt three big blows. (And...

0 Comment / May 08, 2017

Share Freehouse shuttered

The doors of Share Freehouse in Somerset Village have closed, but a window's been left open for a possible...

0 Comment / Jun 03, 2016


Gold Medal Plates

Gold Medal Plates 2017: Chefs Revealed!

I’m delighted to announce the ten chefs who will be facing off this fall at the 2017 Ottawa-Gatineau...

0 Comment / Apr 28, 2017

Canadian Culinary Championships 2017

When all was said and eaten and the judges’ marks tabulated, on the podium at the Canadian...

1 Comment / Feb 08, 2017

Gold Medal Plates 2016

Photo courtesy Gold Medal Plates The eleventh Ottawa-Gatineau Gold Medal Plates was a grand night...

0 Comment / Nov 10, 2016


Anne Away

Food life in the Fez Medina

From the Spring issue of Taste & Travel Magazine, a piece on navigating the Fez Medina.

0 Comment / May 15, 2017

Stellenbosch and the Cape Winelands

I travelled to Cape Town for the wedding of my niece Claire. And then headed to the Cape Winelands to cap off the holiday....

0 Comment / Aug 08, 2016

Summer Dinner Series 2016 at J.K. Farm

Jamie Kennedy sports two pins on his chef’s coat. They’re small, but they speak volumes about...

0 Comment / Jun 30, 2016