Ottawa Food

Overview

An illuminating examination of the history of food in Ottawa and the National Capital Region — an area with a culinary culture that has developed significantly in the last two decades.

During the past 20 years the food scene in Ottawa has changed from a landscape of pub grub-driven dining to a vibrant environment for trendy eateries and forward-thinking chefs. The once bland and mundane culinary culture has been transformed, and the result is an array of destination restaurants and purveyors of high-quality food and drink products. Many of these new and successful players leverage the nearby farms — nearly 2,000 in total — and artisan food makers that can provide a huge range of ingredients and possibilities.

About the Authors

Don Chow

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014
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Don Chow

Don Chow founded FoodiePrints — the top food and wine blog in the National Capital Region — nearly a decade ago. Since then Don and his wife Jennifer have delighted their devoted audience with more than a thousand posts that illuminate the impressive and rapidly developing culinary scene in and around Ottawa. Don and Jennifer maintain relationships with a range of local and national food-related organizations and competitions.

Jennifer Lim

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014

Jennifer Lim

Don Chow founded FoodiePrints — the top food and wine blog in the National Capital Region — nearly a decade ago. Since then Don and his wife Jennifer have delighted their devoted audience with more than a thousand posts that illuminate the impressive and rapidly developing culinary scene in and around Ottawa. Don and Jennifer maintain relationships with a range of local and national food-related organizations and competitions.