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Ivy Lerner-Frank

Journalist Ivy Lerner-Frank.
Journalist Ivy Lerner-Frank.

Ivy Lerner-Frank

Ivy Lerner-Frank is a Montreal-based food and travel writer. Born in New Haven, Connecticut – home of the famous Frank Pepe white clam pizza – she’s called Beijing, Bangalore, Delhi, Hong Kong and Manila home, and remains connected to the people, food and culture of each of those places. She loves talking to people about their food stories and has been obsessed with telling people what to eat and where for as long as she can remember. In her spare time, she likes standing on her head and drinking natural wine, not at the same time.

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Chef Juan Lopez Luna and the Montréal skyline.
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Juan Lopez Luna’s guide to Montréal
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Chef Andrea Alridge.
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Pinoy joy: Filipino food makes its way in Canada
The bright, sour, salty, sweet (and sometimes funky) food of the 7461-island archipelago is gaining recognition in Canada’s culinary vocabulary. Ivy Lerner-Frank finds out more.
Hinterland winery in Prince Edward County.
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A food and wine lovers guide to Prince Edward County, Ontario
Discover the best restaurants and wineries in this lakeside haven for savvy gourmets and wine lovers looking for exceptional dining and drinking experiences.
Chef Chanthy Yen.
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What makes Chanthy Yen tick?
The Cambodian-Canadian chef is full of ideas and projects, but never forgets his roots – or his grandmother.
Soma chocolates.
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Bean-to-bar, coast to coast
Canadian chocolate makers, who produce more than Switzerland, keep winning awards – and getting along.
Parcelles tables champêtres.
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A guide to Québec’s tables champêtres
Summer abounds at these trendy (and delicious) tables at rural farms across the Canadian province. Ivy Lerner-Frank finds out more.
Chef Laurent Dagenais.
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Laurent Dagenais keeps the cooking real (and the people love him for it)
Meet the social media star chef from Quebec who’s adored by millions of followers for his accessible recipes (and the odd swig from a wine bottle).
Slicing salmon at Affinity Fish.
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Great Lakes, great catch
Toronto’s Affinity Fish prioritises sustainable, humane practices for local freshwater fish. Ivy Lerner-Frank meets them.
Calgary.
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Calgary coffee crawl
One of the most surprising things about Calgary isn’t the big sky or the bison roaming within minutes of the city limits: it’s the deeply knowledgeable (and,
Chef Angus An and the Vancouver skyline.
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Angus An’s guide to Vancouver
The words creative, traditional, and super-delicious stand out when Angus An, the award-winning chef and author, talks about food in Vancou
Chef Briana Kim at Alice restaurant in Ottawa.
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Through the looking glass at Ottawa’s Alice
Award-winning chef Briana Kim can’t wait to tell you science and nature stories at her compact restaurant in Canada’s capital.
Chef Stéphane Modat and a Quebec City scene.
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Stéphane Modat’s guide to Québec City
Chef Stéphane Modat left his home in Perpignan, at the foot of the French Pyrénées, 23 years ago to embrace life in Québec and hasn’t looked back