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Photo of Ivy Knight

Ivy Knight

Ivy Knight spent a decade as a line cook before becoming a writer and filmmaker. She focuses on the inner workings of restaurants with an eye to showcasing the underserved in the food and wine industry.

Expertise: Restaurant Life, Chef Profiles, Human Rights, Equality, Diversity

Experience: Ivy Knight is a French Canadian who was born on the west coast, grew up on the east coast, and currently lives in Toronto. She spent a decade cooking professionally before leaving restaurant kitchens to write full time. Her first big interview was Jacques Pepin, her second was Calvin Trillin - those two giants provided the best learning curve for breaking into the food writing business and have served her well thus far in a career spent interviewing everyone from Anthony Bourdain to Eric Wareheim.

Ivy has written two cookbooks, is a documentary filmmaker, and also runs the world's only Céline Dion parody meme account focused on the restaurant industry - @allezceline.
The Toronto siblings use their restaurant to bring refugees from their native Iran to safety, and educate diners about the cuisine and culture they had to leave behind.
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Allie Plumer had just opened one of the hottest restaurants in New York, but she could tell that something wasn't right. Here's what happens when an uninsured restaurant worker is suddenly in a very expensive fight for their life.
A burger-loving reporter is on a hunt for the best—and it may not be made of beef.
Under siege from violent terrorists, Mi’kmaq lobster fishermen turned to social media and chefs to make their voices heard and save their livelihood.