Ivy Knight

Ivy Knight is a former cook turned food writer and the author of three books. Born in Alert Bay, BC, raised in Glenwilliam, PEI and now based in Toronto, she is a French Canadian who doesn't speak French.

kitchen culture

How These 5 Restaurateurs Are Establishing a Kitchen Culture That's Safe for Everyone

“Stop mumbling that you can't afford an HR dept. You can afford YOU. That's how you start."
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In the Belly of America

This Bar Is a 60s Americana Oasis on the Mexican Border

Inside Polite Provisions, an only-in-America kind of place.
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restaurant industry

How Being a Line Cook Ruined Me

When you exist outside of regular society, when the nine-to-five gig is as foreign to you as going somewhere hot for a vacation, it makes it easier to indulge in the wilder, untamed side of things.
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Canada's Whitest Province Has Amazing Lebanese Food

How did a Lebanese place opened in 1979 end up being the longest-running family restaurant in the province?
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What Eating My Way Across America Taught Me About Being Canadian

"I used to care a lot about Canadian food identity and Canadians being recognized by America for something besides poutine and politeness."
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In the Belly of America

The Drag Queen Who Accidentally Broke the Internet Slays at Brunch

When an alt-right joke about her backfired earlier this year, Gilda Wabbit found herself at the center of viral meme fame. But she's still singing opera over eggs Benedict every weekend.
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Restaurant Confessionals

In 2017, Some Chefs Still Don’t Understand Sexual Harassment

Being drunk isn't an excuse for putting the moves on anyone who explicitly tells you no.
celebrity chefs

Meet the Woman Who Turned Anthony Bourdain into a TV Star

Lydia Tenaglia left a life in the ER to follow the 'Kitchen Confidential' chef around the world. Now, she's getting into feature films with her documentary about Jeremiah Tower.
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In the Belly of America: The Former Cop Who Became an Avocado Farmer

JC Iamurri has been many things throughout his life. I spoke to him about guns, Girl Scout cookies, and the secrets to competitive arm wrestling.
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Anthony Bourdain Wants to Publish the Next Great Teen Novel

I spoke with Anthony Bourdain and his collaborator Laurie Woolever about YA novels, the hallmarks of a good burger, and most importantly, the duo's new genre-busting cookbook, Appetites.
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We’re Not Quiet About Thanksgiving

A very Canadian response to Pete Wells' discovery of the the Great White North's Thanksgiving tradition.
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What Happens When You Age Fish?

Would you eat fish that’s over a week old? You're probably doing that already, and that might be just fine, according to seafood legend John Bil.
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