Amie Watson is a Montreal-based food and travel writer, tech journalist, television contributor, copywriter, researcher and founder of the Fork That restaurant app. She loves all things local, organic, gluten-free and dairy-free but, most importantly, delicious (e.g. she will never love celery root, even if it’s organic and weeded by pampered, free-range goats).
Her skills include slicing, dicing, braising, broiling and Pacojet-izing. When not dreaming of macadamia nut-vanilla bean gelato, she can be found interviewing and collaborating with chefs, restaurateurs and sommeliers; writing recipes; planning cookbooks; and guiding food tours.
In addition to FineDiningLovers.com, she’s written for enRoute, National Post, the Montreal Gazette, MenuAruba.com, MenuBarbados.com, Turkish Airlines, MSN.com, AFAR.com, and ALIVE Magazine. She’s also does regular television segments for Global Television and Breakfast Television, where she talks about everything from food policy to sake bars.
Originally from St. John’s, Newfoundland, she left the island in search of less rocky, less cabbage-y pastures and fell into a world of pad thai, jap chae and jerk chicken while studying classical percussion in Toronto. She moved to Montreal for her master’s degree and decided she liked duck confit, banh xeo, tajine and natural wine enough to stick around. In 2017, she launched her iOS and Android mobile app, Fork That, which helps users find restaurants nearby in more than 30 countries.
Her top food and travel memories include eating miracle fruit followed by a fruit buffet in an organic orchard in Penang, Malaysia; cooking vegetarian bean and choclo ceviche with rock climbers in mountainous Huaraz, Peru; and centrifuging figs in the Modernist Cuisine Test Kitchen in Bellevue, Washington.