More Than Maple Syrup
By Eat North
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Canada has amazing food and an underrated culinary scene. Full stop. From the West Coast to the East Coast, it has an abundance of fresh ingredients, talented chefs, dedicated producers and farmers, impressive restaurants and a curious crowd of foodies who can’t get enough. Hosted by writers Emma Waverman and Phil Wilson, this weekly podcast explores aspects of the Canadian food scene through lively conversation and interviews with Canadians from coast-to-coast. We're more than just maple syrup.
||CleanLooking back at the Canadian food scene in 2018 and what's to come in 2019||With 2018 now behind us, we're a few days into this brand new year more invigorated and excited than ever. It's hard to sum up what's been a roller coaster year in the food industry in one podcast episode, but co-hosts Emma Waverman and Phil Wilson do..||1/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTroublesome romaine in Canada and real talk: Are meal kits worth it?||Who knew romaine lettuce and hot water with lemon could cause such a stir in Canada lately. Not together, naturally, but on our latest More Than Maple Syrup podcast episode, cohosts Phil Wilson and Emma Waverman discuss an escalated situation at a...||12/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRestaurant tipping procedures and looking back at The Great Canadian Baking Show S2||So much has happened since last month's podcast episode. Phil Wilson and Emma Waverman are together again and eager to give their final thoughts on the second season of The Great Canadian Baking Show which wrapped last Wednesday. Wilson also had the...||11/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAppreciating Edmonton's culinary evolution and chatting with Amy Rosen||With her cohost on vacation overseas, Emma Waverman ventures out West to Edmonton to explore the food scene and leaves feeling impressed. She sits down to talk with CBC Edmonton restaurant critic, Twyla Campbell about the evolving Alberta food scene...||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDissecting The Great Canadian Baking Show and Prairie cuisine||With the second season of The Great Canadian Baking Show kicking off just last week, cohosts Emma Waverman and Phil Wilson sit down to discuss the show's ten bakers, how the series differs from most other culinary reality shows in Canada as well as...||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDebating what a "best new" restaurant is and how Canadian chefs can help change food systems||Before we celebrate the dog days of summer over the September long weekend, co-hosts Emma Waverman and Phil Wilson talk about the Ontario government’s “buck a beer” campaign while rolling their eyes and also debate the Air Canada enRoute Canada’||8/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBreaking down iconic Canadian foods and celebrating Food Day Canada 2018||We're back from our summer break just in time for you to go away for the August long weekend! Before getting to the main discussion surrounding Food Day Canada and iconic Canadian dishes, the cohosts catch up and discuss the closing of two iconic...||8/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow online ordering systems can help or hinder independent restaurants||These days, there's nothing a person loves more than simplicity and convenience. As such, online food ordering has thrived in recent years not only in North America, but all over the globe. While Emma Waverman is on vacation, Dan Clapson fills her...||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSummer cocktails, the frosé trend and discovering Alberta's unique regional producers||The recent allegations against celebrated winemaker Norman Hardie has people from coast-to-coast talking and for good reason. In our latest podcast episode, hosts Emma Waverman and Phil Wilson take some time to discuss what's happened with the Prince...||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGetting the scoop on Canadian ice cream and its time in the Instagram limelight||With one of our cohosts on vacation in Ireland, Emma Waverman has no choice, but to get some on-air company by calling over to Dan Clapson in Calgary. With our new podcast format, Waverman and Clapson spend a good chunk of time discussing the pros...||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA look back at the ups and downs of Top Chef Canada season six (part two)||There was a lot to talk about this week with the Top Chef Canada season six finale. After cohosts Emma Waverman and Phil Wilson dissected the final showdown earlier this week, there wasn't much time left for interviews. So, "part two" to our latest...||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA look back at the ups and downs of Top Chef Canada season six (part one)||With its shortest season to date, Top Chef Canada had its eighth and final episode for the calendar year this past Sunday night where four finalists from different regions across Canada were whittled down to two, making it an official west coast...||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWomen chefs in the documentary limelight and recapping Top Chef Canada Season 6 Episode 7||With sexism in the restaurant industry being more front of mind than ever, we were excited to get a viewing of the new documentary The Heat from filmmaker Maya Gallus. The film--which will be in theatres this summer and hit television in the...||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCanadian farmers' market woes and recapping Top Chef Canada season 6 episode 6||It's not always all peachy-keen when it comes to your local farmers' market. This week, Emma Waverman and Phil Wilson explore some of the behind-the-scenes politics that can arise between vendors at standard farmers' markets, specifically something...||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExploring consumer food product innovation and recapping Top Chef Canada season 6 episode 5||Sometimes when we think of Canada's food scene as a whole, we forget about the consumer foods aspect of it. Last week, Dan Clapson our man about Canada went to Montreal for the SIAL Canada conference and tradeshow to find out a bit more about food...||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCanadian representation at the James Beard Media Awards 2018 and Top Chef Canada||Last week was a busy one as co-hosts Emma Waverman and Phil Wilson attended two major culinary events (Toronto's Terroir Symposium and Cochon555 in Banff, respectively). Waverman dives into what makes Terroir unique, and Wilson talks about the...||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCraft liquor sales stifled by Supreme Court and recapping Top Chef Canada season 6 episode 3||On the fourth episode of More Than Maple Syrup, writers Emma Waverman and Phil Wilson discuss finding the next generation of Canadian food writers through our new scholarship competition, how one Toronto chef is bringing attention to Bocuse d'Or's old..||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat qualities do "best" restaurants possess and recapping the second episode of Top Chef Canada season six||The annual release of the Canada's 100 Best Restaurants list last week still has people talking (and complaining), so hosts Emma Waverman and Phil Wilson sit down Dan Clapson, one of the list's judges to explain the how the restaurant ranking system...||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCompelling Canadian food news and dissecting the first episode Top Chef Canada season six||What do seagulls, pepperoni, Mark McEwan and the popular Filipino fast food chain Jollibee have in common? They are some of the many things that keep the conversation going during our second episode of More Than Maple Syrup. Hosts Emma Waverman and...||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn inside look at Top Chef Canada season six with executive producer Mark Lysakowski||This week on More Than Maple Syrup, hosts Emma Waverman and Phil Wilson talk Top Chef Canada. Which previous competitiors have used the show as a platform to help launch their careers, why being a great chef isn't enough to compete on a show like...||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Finally a podcast that is touching on Canadian food. Funny hosts!
Happy that there's a podcast about whats going on in the food scene in Canada. Good range of topics and I love the candid discussion between Wilson & Waverman. Well done.