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Canada has amazing food scene. Full stop. From east to west (and all the way up north), 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 a mix of food writers and recognizable Canadians, our podcast stream features different miniseries throughout the year that explore aspects of the Canadian food and cultural scenes through lively conversations with special guests. We're more than just maple syrup.

Canada has amazing food scene. Full stop. From east to west (and all the way up north), 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 a mix of food writers and recognizable Canadians, our podcast stream features different miniseries throughout the year that explore aspects of the Canadian food and cultural scenes through lively conversations with special guests. We're more than just maple syrup.

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Canada has amazing food scene. Full stop. From east to west (and all the way up north), 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 a mix of food writers and recognizable Canadians, our podcast stream features different miniseries throughout the year that explore aspects of the Canadian food and cultural scenes through lively conversations with special guests. We're more than just maple syrup.

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Episodes

Melodies and Menus: Jenn Sharp and Hill Kourkoutis

7/15/2021
Madison Olds and Dan Clapson talk with accomplished musician and producer Hill Kourkoutis about everything from gardening to mastering the art of sourdough and the dos and don'ts of what to eat in the recording studio. Kourkoutis shares insight on how her creative processes of music production and making dinner at home are more aligned than one might think. Writer, author and Flat Out Food docuseries co-creator Jenn Sharp joins the conversation next. Sharp discusses how the right orchestral...

Duration:01:03:48

Melodies and Menus: Jade Turner and chef Mark Singson

7/9/2021
Country singer Jade Turner and Top chef Canada alum Mark Singson join us on our latest episode of Melodies and Menus. Rooted in Manitoba, Turner chats with us about why people should explore Winnipeg's food and drink scene and her love of all-season fishing. Ice fishing, lake fishing, river fishing...you name it, the talented singer is up for it! Vancouver-based private chef and popup event planner extraordinaire Mark Singson joins the co-hosts next to discuss his personal taste in music...

Duration:00:55:16

Melodies and Menus: Hawksley Workman and Tynomi Banks

7/2/2021
On our latest podcast episode, co-hosts Madison Olds and Dan Clapson kick things off by talking seltzers and summer tunes before delving into all things drag brunch with celebrity drag queen Tynomi Banks. The Toronto-based queen (and Canada's Drag Race alum) dishes on her growth as a performer over the years, how she always looks forward to working the crowd during a lively brunch and shares some pro tips for drag brunch attendees. Next up, Canadian indie music icon Hawksley Workman joins...

Duration:01:01:40

Melodies and Menus: Mairlyn Smith and singer Tania Joy

6/24/2021
On the latest episode of Melodies and Menus, co-hosts Madison Olds and Dan Clapson chat with the one and only Mairlyn Smith. The award-winning cookbook author and TV personality was raised on musical theatre, so she discusses all things theatre, musical-inspired menus, her love of singing, teacups and more. Ontario-based folk singer Tania Joy joins to discuss her passion for supporting the local community and her recent musical releases. Joy also talks about how she works with different...

Duration:00:58:19

Melodies and Menus: Singer Paul Brandt and restaurateur Justin Tisdall

6/17/2021
Check out the premiere episode of Melodies and Menus! Co-hosts pop singer Madison Olds and food writer Dan Clapson explore the many parallels with the food and music industries, as well as their intersections. Country music superstar Paul Brandt joins the frey to discuss all things Airstreams, fly fishing and local eateries. The singer also shares some insight into his charity Not In My City and its summer-long campaign that is currently underway. Next, Vancouver restaurateur Justin...

Duration:00:45:06

Looking back on Top Chef Canada Season 9 and chatting with winner Erica Karbelnik

6/9/2021
On our final Top Chef Canada podcast episode of 2021, co-hosts Dan Clapson, Phil Wilson and Carmen Cheng dissect the Season 9 finale, but also look back on the season as a whole. Could Top Chef Canada make some changes to its judging style to keep up with the times? What possible themes might the show have for its 10th season in 2022? They ponder these questions and more throughout. Season 9 champion Erica Karbelnik joins the co-hosts to discuss her experience filming, how her cooking...

Duration:01:14:43

Talking fried chicken and Top Chef Canada with chef Nicole Gomes

6/2/2021
On this week's podcast episode, co-hosts Carmen Cheng and Dan Clapson have a fun chat with chef Nicole Gomes. The Top Chef Canada: All-Stars winner and owner of the popular Cluck 'N' Cleaver discusses everything from her love of Tofino (where she's currently cooking for the month), learning from her mistakes and how to be a better leader in the kitchen. After the interview with Nicole Gomes, Phil Wilson returns to dissect Top Chef Canada Season Episode 7 with Carmen and Dan.

Duration:01:12:22

Chef Jo Notkin talks baking on the barbecue and Top Chef Canada

5/26/2021
Our latest podcast episode sees co-hosts Phil Wilson and Dan Clapson joined once again by food writer Carmen Cheng as well as special guest Jo Notkin of Zoe Ford Pantry. The chef also shares some candid stories of the Top Chef Canada casting process and places her bets on who will be named "Canada's Top Chef" on the Season 9 finale, which airs on June 7. After the chat with Notkin, we dissect Top Chef Canada Season 9 Episode 6

Duration:01:00:33

Dissecting Top Chef Canada Season 9 Episode 5 and chatting with Jinhee Lee

5/19/2021
The Top Chef Canada Season 6 finalist and Wall of Chefs judge chats with Dan Clapson, Carmen Cheng and Phil Wilson about the mantra behind her restaurant, other Korean restaurants she loves across Canada and more. She also discusses whether or not she would consider competing on Top Chef Canada: All-Stars 2–which we speculate might take place next year. After chatting with Jinhee Lee, the three co-hosts dissect Top Chef Canada Season 9 Episode 5 and ponder how certain reality television...

Duration:00:53:47

Chatting with Andrea Nicholson and dissecting Top Chef Canada Takeout Wars

5/13/2021
Since competing on the inaugural season of Top Chef Canada back in 2011, Andrea Nicholson has become a household name. The chef returned to compete on Top Chef Canada: All Stars in 2017 and currently serves as a judge on the current competition series Fire Masters. On top of that, Nicholson runs the popular eatery Butchie's and a thriving preserves company, Killer Condiments. The passionate small business advocate joins co-hosts Phil Wilson and Dan Clapson on our latest podcast episode to...

Duration:01:08:35

Dissecting Top Chef Canada Season 9 Episode 3 and chatting with Matthew Stowe

5/6/2021
Before co-hosts Phil Wilson and Dan Clapson dive into all things Top Chef Canada Season 9, they are joined by one of the top-performing chefs in the history of the series, Vancouver's Matthew Stowe. Stowe currently helps run the culinary program for JOEY Restaurants and chats a bit about the chain's expansion in the United States where they are seeing great success. From there, he talks a bit about his time on Top Chef Canada and provides a few tips for future competitors be named Canada's...

Duration:01:00:52

Dissecting Top Chef Canada Season 9 Episode 2 and chatting with Elizabeth Rivasplata

4/28/2021
Things have really heated up competition-wise after the second episode of Top Chef Canada Season 9. So, what better way to embrace the heat than for podcast co-hosts Phil Wilson and Dan Clapson to chat with a show alum that recently launched a hot sauce company? Toronto's Elizabeth Rivasplata first appeared on the popular competition series during its second season in 2012 and also returned to compete on Top Chef Canada: All Stars in 2017. She currently serves as the corporate chef for...

Duration:00:58:24

Dissecting Top Chef Canada Season 9 Episode 1 and chatting with Steph Ogilvie

4/21/2021
To coincide with the new season of Top Chef Canada that is currently underway, our podcast returns for the spring. Over the next eight weeks, co-hosts Dan Clapson and Phil Wilson will set their sights on dissecting each episode of the show's ninth season and also have a fun, candid chat with an alumni chef each episode. This week, the two chat with Halifax's Stephanie Ogilvie, owner of Hop Scotch Dinner Club. The 2020 Top Chef Canada runner-up shares her thoughts on Sunday night's season...

Duration:00:59:13

Talking quality Canadian producers, butcher shops and finding that perfect cut

12/11/2020
Normally, this would be the time of year that Canadians would begin mapping out their holiday dinner plans. Cooking for five or six people is quite a production, let alone 10+, but things are very different this year. With that in mind, writers Twyla Campbell and Dan Clapson come together for a special episode of the More Than Maple Syrup podcast to discuss how drastically their Christmas dinner plans have changed for 2020. The result is a discussion centring around finding a perfect cut of...

Duration:00:41:26

Appreciating the diversity of Canadian cuisine with chef/author Joshna Maharaj

7/1/2020
On our new episode of More Than Maple Syrup, co-hosts Emma Waverman and Phil Wilson are joined by special guest and Toronto chef, activist and author Joshna Maharaj. Maharaj chats about institutional food systems and their problems, how she's been getting creative with book promotion for Take Back The Tray (in which she addresses those institutional food systems) during the pandemic, and weighs in on diversity in the restaurant industry and she thinks it means to be a "Canadian...

Duration:00:50:37

Toronto chef Adrian Forte on Afro-Caribbean cuisine, diversity and filming Top Chef Canada season 8

6/3/2020
After a week away from the More Than Maple Syrup podcast, Emma Waverman returns to the booth to chat with co-host Phil Wilson about the current state of the Canadian hospitality industry and the conclusion of Top Chef Canada season 8. The duo is joined by Toronto chef and season 8 competitor, Adrian Forte. Chef Forte offers a behind-the-scenes look into his experience throughout the competition. From there, chef Forte shares his perspective on racism and the difficulties of being a chef of...

Duration:01:19:45

Discussing the idea of post-pandemic dining and Top Chef Canada's "Restaurant Wars"

5/12/2020
Phil Wilson chatting with special guest co-hosts Fiona Odlum of CBC Saskatoon and Eat North's Dan Clapson about the "what ifs" of post-pandemic dining. Will drive-in experiences make a resurgence? Odlum throws back to 30+ years ago when A&W offered "in-car" dining of sorts that even included a mini fork for your fries. From there, the three discuss if the pandemic has improved their skills as a home cook and why choosing good quality canned tomatoes over out-of-season fresh ones is always...

Duration:01:01:09

The downside to delivery apps and how Top Chef Canada has found its stride

4/28/2020
It's been a couple of weeks since Emma Waverman and Phil Wilson dissected the Top Chef Canada season 8 premiere, and the two are back again this week to catch up on recent episodes and talk food news. First up, related to Foodora Canada's announcement of withdrawl from the Canadian market, our co-hosts speculate it could be something more than simply not being a "leader" in the food delivery app field. From there, Emma and Phil discuss the downside to using apps like SkipTheDishes, Uber...

Duration:01:01:31

Supporting Canada's #TakeOutDay initiative and dissecting Top Chef Canada season 8

4/14/2020
We've got Top Chef Canada on our minds lately and so do our podcast hosts, Emma Waverman and Phil Wilson. After all, it is why we started this podcast in the first place back in 2018. Before dissecting the new cast of chefs and last night's premiere episode, the two chat in detail about types of flour–the "it" ingredient of the current pandemic–why it's important to understand their differences and why you can't substitute one for another when baking certain things at home. After a...

Duration:00:40:11

Bread baking during a pandemic and tips on cooking beef at home

3/31/2020
We're back with a new podcast epispode and this week, co-hosts Emma Waverman and Phil Wilson are covering everything from people flour hoarding to a great new national campaign called #SaveHospitalityCA that sees restaurateurs from across the country banding together to lobby for support for the restaurant industry from all levels of government during the pandemic. Since we're going to be stuck at home for the coming weeks, Emma and Phil are starting to focus on one ingredient per episode...

Duration:00:57:58