I have lived in Ottawa for eight years. During that time we have both come a long way in our appreciation for food. I confess that my first year in Ottawa, my roommate May and I bought PC blue-choice lasagnas and experimented with no-name chicken breasts that never got dry no matter how long we cooked them - I feel ill just thinking about it.
My view on food has changed a lot. Now I aim for fresh ingredients and if packaged, the ingredient list is short with names that I can recognize. Thank you Michael Pollan - (See In Defense of Food).
As my appreciation for food grew, so did Ottawa’s offerings. Although I am currently offline in Cuba for a month. I'm leaving a pre-dated post to recall a few of my favourite items from the summer: Atelier (2), Brother’s Beer, Relish the Taste (2), The Manx, and Mariposa Farm (2).