Can't-Miss Canadian Food Bloggers (giveaway)

| May 29, 2009 | 10 Comments

I swear I’ll wrap my foodie thing up this week. Well, maybe not. I mean, check out this steak:

I’m still day dreaming about the bacon doughnut I ate last weekend.

Anyway, to wrap up the Toronto adventure, I wanted to plug you guys in today to some of the coolest Canadian food bloggers out there.

You’ve already met the rockin’ Bitchin’ Kitchen crew (Kathy is going to be even more bitchin’ than she already is now after winning the cookbook and a sassy apron – because every mom needs a surprise sassy apron).

But, here’s a bit more about the crew:

You can see us all here sitting around the table at Toroto’s Colborne Lane as of yet unaware that the triple seared beef extraordinaire was on the way, mostly because this crew was like old friends who had lots to catch up on.

I think that’s the coolest thing about blogging – the community.

Quick introductions:

- Andree Lau (who took the gorgeous group photo above) brings her eating adventures to the masses at Are You Gonna Eat That?

She’s a CBC journalist out of Calgary by day and professional food adventurer by night. I love Andree’s take on unusual eats and reviews of restaurants across Canada. If you are looking for the hot, local source to find a great restaurant while on vacation, stop here first. She’s got mad food finding skillz.

- Nova Scotia transplant Ruth Daniels instantly won my heart with her incredible grace and charm. Then, I checked out her lovely blog Once Upon A Feast and knew she’d have my attention permanently. A professional food writer who has long fostered her love for local food, Ruth makes me want to move to Halifax just to be close to her warmth and energy.

- Poor Pierre Lamontagne, the only guy in a room full of hug-it-out sort of women all weekend. I don’t feel entirely bad for this Quebec-based engineer though. He impressed the heck out of all of us with his bi-lingual website S.O.S. Cuisine and brought the hugging thing upon himself since we all finally found a tool that helps us plan meals, find local specials, see what’s in season and so much more. I cannot tell you how impressed I was with him and S.O.S. Cuisine. I’m working on talking Pierre into a Comox Valley space on site.:)

Mmmmmm, local asparagus.

Anyway, back to bloggers.

- I sat next to Andrea Tomkins most of the weekend, pretty much had one of those awkward “I know you, but I’ve never met you” cyberspace moments that made me feel like a Ben Harper groupie. Her blog, A Peek Inside the Fishbowl, has been on my radar for a couple of years and – like any good blog lurker – I giggled like a sissy when I met her.

Her blog is a personal take on motherhood, womanhood and life in the Ottawa hood that is both charming and real. Love.

- Charmian Christie gets down and dirty with reality food blogging at Christie’s Corner. Her sharp wit and food smarts makes this Guelph-based chef an expert. But, where she wins for me is in the “this is what my food really looks like” department. I am no genius in the kitchen, and while dinner at our house often tastes good, it rarely looks good.

- Last but not least, Vancouver-based Katerina made me feel right at home with her blog Daily Unadventures in Cooking. A software developer by day, she’s giving us a peek into her kitchen while teaching herself how to cook. I sooooo need this kind of inspiration and her gentle approach to the kitchen is just what my overly-sensitive food shortcomings need.

I know there are a TON of other outrageously cool Canadian food bloggers out there.

Jump in and share your faves and I’ll give away another one of those sassy aprons that make you feel like a kitchen diva (no, that is not code for “I order take out every night.”:))

Have a great Friday!

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Robin Rivers is the Project Development Director for Vancouver-based Mherge Media Group. Often can be found leaping tall buildings with the help of great friends. Predisposed to odd hats and the color orange. In love with imagination, her kids and that crazy guy who married her.

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  1. katerina says:

    Great write up and FABULOUS pictures!

    Favorite Canadian bloggers? I love kickpleat from http://everybodylikessandwiches.blogspot.com/

  2. I’ve never been told I have mad skillz before. So cool. Thanks!

    Other Cdn bloggers I enjoy:
    Patent and the Pantry – mouth-watering photos and recipes – http://patentandthepantry.wordpress.com/
    Kitchenscraps – quirky illustrations and recipes – http://kitchenscraps.ca/
    I like to cook – http://iliketocook.blogspot.com/

    PS: You’re an extremely talented photographer. Me = jealous!

  3. Ruth says:

    You say the sweetest things! It was a fantastic weekend and I couldn’t have said it better. Looking forward to being friends…even if it will mostly be virtual…although…I’d love to come to your house.

  4. karen m says:

    I love and curse you Robin, I just spent an hour reading these sites and was intending to be reading our next book club book.
    Really though, thanks for setting us up with some great sites.

  5. Robin Rivers says:

    Oooo Cheryl, I love Dinner with Julie.
    Thanks for the reminder.

  6. Aw. Robin. You’re so sweet! It was soooo nice to meet you. And you did not giggle like a sissy.

    One of my new fave food blogs is called Rachelle Eats Food: http://rachelleeatsfood.blogspot.com/
    I like her because she’s based here in Ottawa, and she seems to like the same kind of stuff I do (which is important in a food blog!)

  7. Cheryl says:

    Love the site! These dishes look lovely – and you are a wonderful photographer. I will be stopping here very regularly.

    C.

  8. Hélène says:

    I’m a food blogger from Courtenay. I wish I could attend an event like this one. We should have a food blogger get together in BC. That would be so great. Let me know what you think about it.

  9. Serena Debolt says:

    A great food blogger I’ve been following from Vancouver Island is http://blog.dongenova.com/ – sustainable food info :)

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