Toronto-based journalist, seasoned food writer, world traveller, fruit and veg aficionado and wild mushroom forager.
After completing a year of chef’s training at George Brown College, Cynthia spent the summer working at a one-star Michelin restaurant in France.
She learned to make béarnaise in Paris, pasta in Florence, mole in Oaxaca, Thai curry in Bangkok and pho in Hanoi.
Cynthia loves sharing her knowledge of food and introducing readers to new food finds, from products and restaurants to favourite kitchen gadgets and travel destinations.
· Food Editor at the Toronto Sun, The London Free Press and Style at Home magazine
· Published in leading consumer and trade newspapers and magazines including Food & Drink, the Toronto Star, The Packer, Foodservice and Hospitality and Canadian Living
· Fellow of the Ontario Hostelry Institute
So great to read you in BlogLand. Your writing is the best!!!n xo
Lovely blog! I am keen to follow.
So glad you are doing this, Cynthia. Your writing, whatever subject, is a balm on a crowded day. You go girl!
Thanks for hooking me up with your blog. Too many months go by without a word, in our crazy busy lives!!
Great articles to read!!
As a long time admirer of your work Cynthia, I am really enjoyng your fascinating and oh so interesting blogs. Keep up this important work. The California greens story puts a whole different spin on the food safety situation. Keep it coming.
Re: the column on parsnips…..as a child in N Ireland during the war my mother would cook, mash and cool parsnips then she would add banana essence and tell us they were bananas. It was years before I realized bananas had a skin….
What a great story Elizabeth, thanks for sharing!! xcynthia
Remembering Sandro: http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/the-year-in-fungi-2015?intcid=mod-latest
Thanks Robert, for good memories and for directing me to that wonderfully-written piece! xcy
Hey, where did you buy quince in Toronto?
hey Daniel! Two weeks ago there was quince everywhere, I was amazed! The window may have closed for now, will keep an eye out and let you know. xcy
read your ( Ms. David’s) delicious sounding column in the Star about Collards. One question, was there a typo? was the chef blanching the collards in water for 40 minutes. should it have been 40 seconds?
Thanks miriam. Will check my notes but do recall his methods weren’t traditional! The result though was delicious.
Hi Cynthia, I read your article in the Toronto Star about turnips, and I just wanted to share my (made in Canada) invention with you.
Can you make cookies with the percinnamon persimmon?
Hi havent seen any percinnamons yet but the vanilla persimons from Spain are all over this year. Thinking texture too firm and dry for cookies but good for salad or bread pudding perhaps. And for eating fresh in wesges!
Hi, Cynthia –
saw the apple piece in today’s Star. Any reason why it’s spelled pazazz instead of the usual pizzazz?
Joe!! I know,name grates on me,too.
What a good question, must ask. Hope you’re great. xcynthia
Omg… loved the article on dating at 60.. I am in that position now and could relate to everything you said! So far n reading it! Sue