PR professional turned food writer, Robyn is passionate about Asian cuisine, but can’t hold chopsticks the “proper” way to save her life (she blames it on being a lefty). When life allows it, she wanders the world primarily searching for food experiences, and believes that in order to truly discover the heart and soul of a destination’s food culture, you head straight for the street food. Although her heart belongs to Calgary, she is currently living in Houston, TX, sweating profusely and eating copious amounts of BBQ and Tex-Mex with her husband and two miniature humans.
Canadian food DYK: Nova Scotians pay homage to Acadian culture with their unusual delicacy, rappie pie
This Acadian dish looks odd to those unfamiliar with it, but tastes delicious
Canadian food DYK: Spruce tips is one of the most popular ingredients to cook with in Yukon
While the first vegetable that comes to mind from the mention of Yukon may be the Yukon Gold potato (which was actually developed in Guelph, Ontario), it’s actually spruce tips that captures the imagination of chefs and cooks in the area.&nbs
Canadian food DYK: Restaurateur Seigo Nakamura helped introduced the aburi technique to Canada
Did you know Vancouver's Miku popularized the aburi sushi technique in North America?
Canadian food DYK: Government provides food subsidies for isolated northern communities
How the Canadian government aims to improve food security in northern communities
Canadian food DYK: Canada ranks as the fifth largest agricultural exporter in the world
For more than 100 years, Canadian scientists have been working at developing crops adapted to the harsh Canadian environment. And sure enough, it has paid off.
Canadian food DYK: A former Whitehorse Mayor and Senator is the keeper of 121-year-old sourdough starter
Long-time Yukoner Ione Christensen has lived an incredibly accomplished life.
Canadian food DYK: Old Dutch Chips started their snack food takeover in Winnipeg, Manitoba
Did you know Old Dutch's roots are in Winnipeg, Manitoba?
Canadian food DYK: Original Cactus Club Cafe location still in its original design state
Cactus Club's original location in North Vancouver is a cool throwback to the restaurant chain's beginnings
Canadian food DYK: The quintessential Canadian cocktail was created in Calgary in 1969
Over the past 50 years, the Caesar has become synonymous with Canadian food and drink culture
Canadian food DYK: The Chinese green onion cake is touted as Edmonton’s unofficial dish
Siu To, now known throughout Edmonton as “the green onion cake man”, came from northern China and started his first restaurant in 1978.