Category: Anne Away: published travel stories

  • Tofino, British Columbia

    Tofino, British Columbia

    A story about the comfort of good food after a storm wished for never shows.

  • Mazatlan – distilled mango and other treats

    Mazatlan – distilled mango and other treats

    In Taste & Travel Magazine‘s spring 2015 issue, please find a piece I wrote on Mazatlan. Always looking for a smidge of Canadian content in my travels, this one has a connection to Western Canada’s oldest craft distillery. Okanagan Spirits transforms BC orchard fruit into stunning liqueurs and spirits. Here’s the story: a bunch of Canadian snowbirds retired to […]

  • Lit’l Chefs in Turks & Caicos

    Lit’l Chefs in Turks & Caicos

    Lauren Callaghan, a Newfoundland chef making waves in the Turks & Caicos, works with many of the island’s executive chefs in support of the TCI “Lit’l Chefs Program,” encouraging Providenciales youth to consider careers in the kitchen. Building a home grown cuisine on this beautiful island. (Read more by clicking on image.)  

  • Turks & Caicos: an easy pleasure

    Turks & Caicos: an easy pleasure

    Miles of cream-coloured beach, postcard turquoise seas and a lightly beaten tourist trail: this is Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, and I its resident for one happy week. Content to work hard at the business of doing not much at all, the “Provo” tempo suited me fine. As Caribbean holidays go – and […]

  • To Raymonds, St John’s for a Good Fish dinner

    To Raymonds, St John’s for a Good Fish dinner

    ‘One Fish, Two Fish, Good Fish, True Fish.’ That’s the Seussian title given to the dinner party at Raymonds Restaurant in St John’s, Nfld on May 16th – one I have the very great fortune of attending. Its subtitle is ‘Seven Courses by Six Chefs Featuring the Bounty of Newfoundland’s Coast’ paired with wines by Prince Edward […]

  • Wickaninnish Inn

    Wickaninnish Inn

      It’s rare an Ottawa girl longs for wretched weather in February. But I wanted a holy moley of a humdinger, a real screamer of a storm. I wanted to sit on my Wickaninnish Inn balcony with a cappuccino and watch the foam get blown off.  I had packed my tuque, mitts, wellies, long johns. […]

  • A Spice Trip to Kerala

    A Spice Trip to Kerala

    We have a look around the port city of Kochi, stroll through the harbour markets selling baskets of squirming crabs, sandal oil, spices, and, side by side with the food, traditional costumes for little girls – starched, creamy white dresses, skirts and blouses, embroidered with a shimmering gold trim. Along the shoreline we marvel at […]

  • Northern bounty: Yukon Culinary Festival

    Northern bounty: Yukon Culinary Festival

    This time last year I was plucking wild rose petals for jelly making on the ridge of the clay cliffs behind my friend Michele Genest’s Whitehorse home,  and wandering – past pumpkin hour – the day-lit streets of the city for the Midnight Sun Food Crawl. I was in the  Yukon for the Territory’s first annual Culinary […]

  • Kerala mornings

    Kerala mornings

      Ho hum. Back to Raisin Bran. What I find myself missing,  more than any of the sites and sounds and flavours of Kerala, is its breakfasts. The coffee was pretty lousy, and I wasn’t really taken with the masala chai. (Wonderful fresh spices – cardamon, ginger, cinnamon, cloves – but typically mixed with Tetley.) […]