About Us

Canada has amazing food and an underrated culinary scene. From the West Coast to the East Coast, it has an abundance of fresh ingredients, talented chefs, dedicated producers and farmers, impressive restaurants and a curious crowd of foodies who can’t get enough. Because of this, we want to spread the word — tell Canadians to look in their backyards for outstanding ingredients or dishes (figuratively, not literally), and tell the world that we’re not just maple syrup, poutine and ketchup-flavoured potato chips.

Eat North aims to tell stories of the Canadian food scene and the people behind it. From liquor distillers and sodas made from Canadian produce to the wide array of ingredients grown and the chefs who manipulate them into perfection, Eat North tells you why food matters to Canadians.

So, stick with us and Eat North. 

Le Grande Fromages

Dan Clapson - The Smooth Creative

Dan Clapson is a food writer and columnist from Calgary. He writes for a number of media outlets including Avenue, Culinaire, Flavours and FoodNetwork.ca. He’s always traipsing across North America in search of delicious food and cocktails. When he’s hanging out at home, you can likely catch him hanging with his parrot, Baub, or watching Dawson’s Creek reruns. He will love you if you check out his blog (dansgoodside.com) or, better yet, follow him on Twitter (@dansgoodside).

Desert food:

Kale

Food that I wouldn’t mind never seeing again:

Green peppers

Food idol:

Ted Allen

Most memorable dining or cooking experience:

Shucking and shooting back freshly harvested oysters in a small oceanside town just outside of Sydney, Australia.

Best thing I’ve ever cooked/specialty:

I make a kick ass meatloaf that is probably better than your mom’s. Yeah, I said it!

Dave Wilkinson - The Web Guy

Without the web nerd, there would be no website, and it’d be pretty hard to explain all the dinners and booze we spend on. A consummate technology addict, his love of food science is only outweighed by his disdain for most forms of molecular gastronomy. He generally remains locked in the dungeon, with the odd chicken & waffles platter slid under the door for sustenance.

Desert Food:

Chili Relleno

Food that I wouldn’t mind never seeing again:

Tofurkey

Food Idol:

Heston Blumenthal

Most memorable dining or cooking experience:

Three words: mandolin hand guard. *shudder*

Best thing I’ve ever cooked/specialty:

As soon as you say you cook something well, somebody comes around the corner that does it better than you. With that said, I do make a mean jambalaya.

Diana Ng - The Overall Nit-Picker

When we say nit-picker, that goes for food, writing and everything in between. A pain-in-the-ass web editor, writer in constant need of lemons for her thinking helmet, food nerd, Scotch drinker and .gif peruser, she is living the dream of a broke-ass food writer.

Desert food:

Soup noodles

Food that I wouldn’t mind never seeing again:

doughnut

Food idol:

Anthony Bourdain

Most memorable dining or cooking experience:

Throwing fresh chopped bird’s eye chili into hot oil, turning the kitchen into an incinerator