Current Location: Montreal
Past Locations: Toronto, Barcelona
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, French (ish), Italian (ish), Hebrew (ish)
Current Day Job: Research Assistant, Admin Lady
If we’ve never met, hi! I’m Dahlia. I’ve been aggressively into food since I was a tiny diaper-butted 2-year-old standing on a chair “helping” my mom with dinner, and here we are, 21 years later.
Food has always been everything to me. I plan every trip I go on around where I’ll eat. For every city I’ve lived in, I’ve kept a long list of every food place I’d like to return to. Every morning I think about what I get to eat today, and every night I plan the food that tomorrow will bring. I love how food can connect people and shape whole relationships and experiences. I’ve worked in half a dozen restaurant kitchens, and becoming a chef was my life plan until almost exactly one year ago. I’ll get into that whole crisis some other time.
I grew up in Toronto, moved to Montreal to attend McGill University, spent my whole third year of university in Barcelona, and then returned to Montreal to finish school and work after graduating.
These days, I’m lucky enough to be the food and drink columnist at CBC Montreal Daybreak, which means that every other week, I’m on the radio at 7:40am chatting with Mike Finnerty about great things to eat and drink. You can listen live here, or check out the clips which I upload to my Radio section.
I’ve written about food on The Main Montreal, Eater Montreal, Graphite Publications, Leacocks, and my Notes app, and I knew that one day the time would come for me to take the plunge and just start my own blog. I’ve toyed with the idea for years, often getting discouraged by spending time on Pinterest (and seeing the ZILLION blogs that already exist) or thinking about how much work it’ll be, but I’m feeling good about it right now.
I don’t think I’ll be able to stick to one type of blog. I’ll be including recipes, rants, food stories, city guide restaurant lists and probably anything else that I feel like writing down. I’m Mexican-Jewish-Canadian and I love Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Portuguese, and Spanish cuisines as much as my own cultures’ food- so get ready for a whole bunch of different kinds of things to eat.
Lastly, if you like what you read or hear, be sure to throw me a Like on the blog’s Facebook Page, so you’ll see whenever I post my articles or clips right in your Facebook feed.
Eeep! This is exciting.
Thanks for reading!