All posts tagged interview

Q&A ~ Charlyne Mattox of Real Simple

By JUSTINE FROSTAD Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because it focuses on fantastic food and gratitude. Cooking the big feast is one of the most satisfying ways to say ‘thanks’ to the people you love, but coordinating everything from the turkey and trimmings to the décor and dessert can be stressful. Charlyne Mattox is a […]

Q&A with Les Murray, President of Toronto’s Festival of Beer

Q&A with Les Murray, President of Toronto’s Festival of Beer from Justine Frostad on Vimeo. Toronto’s Festival of Beer has become a summer tradition for many people in the city. More than 30,000 people attended the three-day event, which featured more than 300 brands of beer!

Q&A: Peter Neal Knows His Snacks

By JUSTINE FROSTAD In 1988 Peter and Chris Neal began cooking up croutons for a living out of their mom’s kitchen. As the demand for these crunchy salad toppers grew so did the business, and soon Croutons Croûtons expanded beyond the brothers’ childhood home. Peter and Chris decided to focus all their attention on distribution, […]

Food for thought with Food Tank’s Danielle Nierenberg

By JUSTINE FROSTAD Danielle Nierenberg is a co-founder of Food Tank, an organization that offers environmentally sustainable solutions for alleviating hunger, obesity, and poverty by creating a network of connections and information. She is also an expert on sustainable agriculture and food issues. Recently, Nierenberg spent two years traveling to more than 35 countries across […]

Q&A with Chef Amanda Ford

By JUSTINE FROSTAD Chef Amanda Ford is the driven, creative force behind City Girl Catering. She owned a restaurant in Toronto called “Fat Cat Wine Bar,” which opened in 2005, and also helped with the opening of Cava restaurant and Xococava, a Toronto-based chocolate and ice cream store. However, this talented Chef didn’t start off in the […]

Q&A with Michael Bonacini of O&B

by JUSTINE FROSTAD Michael Bonacini was born and raised in South Wales. The acclaimed Chef and entrepreneur attended culinary school in Britain, where he later apprenticed under Anton Mosimann at the Dorchester Hotel before moving to North America. He landed his first job in Toronto as Executive Chef at the Windsor Arms Hotel in 1985. […]

Q&A with Stephanie Hua of Lick My Spoon

By JUSTINE FROSTAD   Stephanie Hua is the food writer behind the popular site Lick My Spoon. Hua left her marketing job on Wall Street to pursue her true passion, becoming a food writer in San Francisco. Her restaurant reviews, recipes and food photography has been featured in Gourmet Live, Saveur, SF Weekly, Serious Eats, Asian Week […]

Q&A with Chef John Placko of Maple Leaf Foods

By JUSTINE FROSTAD John Placko is the Director of Culinary Excellence at Maple Leaf Foods, and works at the company’s ThinkFOOD! Culinary and Innovation Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. Placko first came to Canada from his native Australia in 1985 for the “Taste of Canada” culinary competition. In fact, he has competed successfully in numerous culinary […]

Q&A with Chef Josh Henderson of Skillet Street Food

by JUSTINE FROSTAD In 2007, Chef Josh Henderson created Skillet Street Food in Seattle – one of the first street food experiences, and what has since become a prototype for the national street food movement sweeping the country. Out of a vintage Airstream trailer, he created innovative lunch menus based on American-inspired food, prepared with […]

Q&A with Diona Joyce of Tita Flips

By JUSTINE FROSTAD Tita Flips is a family business that has been cooking up authentic Filipino dishes and pastries for almost 30 years.  Peanut products are their specialty, specifically peanut dishes that are distinctly Filipino like Garlic Peanuts (adobo-style) and the popular candy Peanut Brittle. Formerly known as Diona’s Peanut Products after its’ owner Diona […]

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