Author, food journalist, expert on Canadian culinary issues
Born in Ottawa in a family that has been in the food business since 1911.
Dreamed of becoming a chef and enrolled in the first class of the Hotel, Resort and Restaurant Administration at Ryerson Polytechnic in Toronto in 1953.
Used the training she received there to cook in homes throughout Europe, South America, and the U.S.A. .
Writes a weekly food column - Talk of the Town - in the Ottawa Citizen newspaper and is a former food editor of the Ottawa Sun newspaper.
Also writes freelance for publications such as Fifty-Five Plus and Food & Leisure Magazine.
Regularly teaches demonstration cooking classes and is frequently engaged to speak about Canadian culinary issues.
Is an honorary member of the Canadian Federation of Chefs and Cooks and winner of the Sandy Sanderson Award recognizing outstanding food journalists.
Is on the Board of Governors of the National Capital Sommelier Guild and a member of Cuisine Canada.