“Growing up in an Italian family, I saw first-hand the sheer pleasure good food can bring to one’s life. It’s about more than just ingredients on a plate. Great food, when shared in abundance among family and friends, has a truly transformational quality.
A dash of spice and you can be transported around the world without ever leaving your kitchen. Cook with fresh tomatoes just snapped off their garden vine, still warm from the August sunshine, and you can taste the purity of the summer season. Sip some wine fireside on a cold winter night and let the bottle share its unique terroir with you.
For the last few years I’ve spent most of my career writing about food, and sharing the stories of the men and women working hard in agricultural communities across province of Ontario. But this blog is all about my personal experiences with food and drink – about the sheer joy of eating. It’s about the products at our greengrocers and at the weekly farmers’ markets. It’s about the type of happiness only a crispy strip of double-smoked bacon can deliver. And believe me, that’s a whole lot of happiness.”
Noelle Munaretto, a proud Torontonian, holds a Bachelor of Journalism with Honours from Ryerson University. With a background in both freelance food writing and culinary tourism research, Noelle has developed a passion for promoting local and sustainable food experiences. Over the last five years her written work has been published in Metro, Foodservice & Hospitality Magazine, Hotelier Magazine, Good Food Revolution and Gremolata. In 2011, for her work in tourism and hospitality, Noelle was awarded the prestigious Top 30 Under 30 Award by the Ontario Hostelry Institute. In her previous role as Operations Manager with the Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance, she helped spread the word about Ontario’s agricultural, aquacultural and viticultural bounties.