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Joanna also shares her passion for food through bylines as an avid food writer, covering Toronto's culinary scene with zeal. Her most recent work can be read in Inside Toronto, where she has interviewed and critiqued the city's top chefs and eating establishments, to delving into a diverse range of cuisines and products.
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Great Ethnic Home Cooks
Joanna loves to hang out in family kitchens, where culture is key in every ingredient. The joy is in time-honoured methods, which must be mastered before tweaking any recipe. The stories that come out of people when they share are priceless, as they are often told of Grandparents past or present.
Check out the features below to visit some of these global kitchens:
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Jamming and Canning
One of Joanna’s greatest passions lies deep within jars of all things pickled and preserved. There is nothing finer than opening a jar of summer in February. Canning is often a team sport and gets people talking and sharing as they cook.
Cooking for a Cause
Joanna is a strong supporter of Autism Speaks Canada and is an advocate for people and communities affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders. Join her and cousin Benji in the kitchen, as they cook gourmet meals to reduce the stigma. Joanna's passion for kids and hunger is also a focus - no child should go to school, play or sleep without food to eat.
Follow Benji and Joanna on their kitchen adventures on Pinterest.
Find out why Joanna is a Toronto Chef making a difference in a Teach Me Tuesday post by Just Crumbs founder, Suzie Durigon
Read Hungry In Canada, Joanna's blog submission for the #FeedItForward campaign in partnership with Gastropost and Maple Leaf Foods Canada.
The future lies in the hands of our youth, and Joanna is here to help. Joanna engages with local entrepreneurs to help them launch businesses and projects big or small. Watch her network with some of the city’s hottest budding brands, and the minds behind them.
Joanna's thoughts on mentoring:
Out and About
From a Taste Toronto gala to a late night burger stop, Joanna connects with those behind the stove at every course of the meal. She has connected with industry leaders locally and abroad to share a mutual love for food. The fun part about this is being a chef and part of the industry allows Joanna to talk to people behind the scenes.