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. About Food & Wine Food & Wine, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for anyone passionate about the culinary world. With rigorously tested recipes and the most trusted restaurant, drinks, culinary travel and home coverage, we inspire and empower people everywhere to discover, create, and devour the best in food and wine. Learn more about us and our editorial process.