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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.








Holiday Melodies and Menus: Actor Andrew Phung and author Lesley Chesterman

Acclaimed author Lesley Chesterman and the hilarious Andrew Phung, creator and star of CBC's Run The Burbs, join us for our final podcast episode of the year.Chesterman dishes on her latest French cookbook Un Week-end Chez Lesley (and her recent English book Make Every Dish Delicious), why people need to think out of the box when it comes to fruitcake (don't hate!), the perfect chips for a chocolate chip cookie and more. The vibrant author also gives some love to one of her favourite bread...


Holiday Melodies and Menus: Clifton Murray of The Tenors and drag superstar Anita Wigl'it

On the latest episode of Melodies and Menus, co-hosts Madison Olds and Dan Clapson talk with Clifton Murray, one quarter of the chart-topping act The Tenors, as well as drag queen superstar Anita Wigl'it. With The Tenors having an upcoming holiday tour across Canada and a current holiday single "Christmas Miracle", there's plenty to chat with Clifton about from family food traditions, creating four-part harmonies and more. Ms. Wigl'it dishes on her time on RuPaul's Drag Race Canada Vs. The...


Holiday Melodies and Menus: Celeigh Cardinal and GCBS winner Lauren Tjoe

Our podcast miniseries Melodies and Menus is back for a special three-week holiday edition. Co-hosts Madison Olds and Dan Clapson will be chatting with a fun mix of recognizable Canadians who love this time of year as much as we do, and our first episode of the holiday season features Juno Award-winning singer Celeigh Cardinal and Great Canadian Baking Show Season 6 champ Lauren Tjoe. Celeigh talks about her new holiday single as well as her favourite holiday bevvies that help keep her...


Top Chef Roundtable: Talking authenticity and humour in the kitchen with Deseree Lo

We just couldn't bid adieu to our Top Chef Roundtable podcast miniseries for the year without having a little bonus episode with this season's breakout star, Deseree ("Dez") Lo. The Vancouver-based chef quickly became a favourite of our podcast co-hosts and viewers alike. First, for her vibrant personality, followed swiftly by her creative approach to many of the Top Chef Canada Season X challenges. In this bonus episode, Dan Clapson chats with Dez about how humour keeps her balanced in the...


Top Chef Roundtable: Chatting with Season X winner Tre Sanderson

And just like that, our Top Chef Canada coverage comes to a close for 2022. In addition to dissecting the final episode of Season X, two of our podcast co-hosts, Carmen Cheng and Phil Wilson, get to have an exclusive chat with this year's winning chef Tre Sanderson. Sanderson discusses how he managed to find the balance between having fun during production while maintaining focus in challenges, his plans for the future, how it feels to be the first black chef to win a season of Top Chef...


Top Chef Roundtable: Talking culinary inspiration with Erica Karbelnik and Josh Karbelnik

Season 9 winner Erica Karbelnik and husband Josh Karbelnik are the only couple to have ever competed on a Top Chef franchise. Currently in Spain to compete in the sixth annual International Tapas Competition, Erica chats about her amazingly creative tapa inspired by Tim Hortons (don't worry, it made us wary at first too!) before the couple discuss their approach to cooking private dinners, life with their adorable one year old daughter and much more. Of course, Phil Wilson, Dan Clapson and...


Top Chef Roundtable: Dissecting Top Chef Canada Season X Episode 6

This week, we've got a condensed episode of our Top Chef Roundtable podcast miniseries with two of the co-hosts, Phil Wilson and Dan Clapson, discussing all things Top Chef Canada Season X Episode 6. With only two episodes left in the season, the production is also heading to Cayman Islands with the Top 4 chefs! This is the first time the show has ever filmed outside of Canada.


Top Chef Roundtable: Talking all things East Coast with Stephanie Ogilvie and Lucy Morrow

This episode, we are chatting with two of East Coast Canada's most recognizable chefs, Lucy Morrow and Stephanie Ogilvie. Both Top Chef Canada Season 8 finalists, the two had a strong showing on the series and still remain great pals after it all. The chefs discuss regional ingredients of the Maritimes and also offer up some advice for Canadian chefs hoping to compete on the popular competition series. After that, co-hosts Carmen Cheng, Phil Wilson and Dan Clapson dissect Top Chef Canada...


Top Chef Roundtable: Talking Betty Crocker and quality eggs with Jo Notkin

Chef Jo Notkin and Top Chef Canada alum calls Montreal home and is working hard at growing her baking mix company Maison Zoe Ford to national success. Notkin discusses her growing brand recognition in the food product sector before giving co-hosts Phil Wilson, Carmen Cheng and Dan Clapson a crash course in the history of Betty Crocker (very interesting!) and dishing on the most delicious eggs a person can buy in this world. discovering that she's also pals with one and only Gail Simmons, we...


Top Chef Roundtable: Discussing collaboration with Billy Nguyen and Emily Butcher

When it comes to fun culinary collaborations, few Top Chef Canada alum do it better than Season 9 runner-up Billy Nguyen. We've been following Billy's journey since their appearance on the series and they've cooked up some amazing feasts with pals like Andrea Alridge, Galasa Aden and Emily Butcher, and they've got upcoming collabs with Steph Ogilvie and Dominique Dufour too. On our newest episode of Top Chef Roundtable, Dan Clapson gets to chat with Nguyen and Butcher while the two are in...


Top Chef Roundtable: Dissecting Season X Episode 2 and chatting with Lauren Marshall

Before we delve into the ups and downs of Top Chef Canada Season X Episode 2, the co-hosts discuss the early departure of Edmonton chef Lindsay Porter and how sometimes even chefs that are celebrated in their own region, end up having a bad first day in the TCC Kitchen. The co-hosts also take inspiration from Season X Episode 2's musical theme and shout out some of their favourite independent Canadian musicians like Nice Horse and The Free Label. Clapson also gets to chat with TCC Season 4...

Dissecting Top Chef Canada Season X with Mijune Pak

With Top Chef Canada officially back for another season, so too is our Top Chef-themed podcast miniseries. On this week's episode of Top Chef Canada Roundtable, co-hosts Phil Wilson, Carmen Cheng and Dan Clapson share their first impressions of the milestone season in terms of its competitors and unique "X" twist. Top Chef Canada judge Mijune Pak also joins the trio to talk about what she's excited for Canadians to see as this season unfolds, her thoughts on this year's new judge David...


Melodies and Menus: Kendall Gender and Amy Hef

It's our final Melodies and Menus podcast episode of the summer, and what better way to wrap things up than with some dynamic conversations of Pride season and being queer in the entertainment industry? First, co-hosts Dan Clapson and Madison Olds chat with iconic Canadian drag queen Kendall Gender. As a fixture of the Vancouver drag scene, Kendall has long been a must-see queen on the West Coast, but after her runner-up finish on Canada's Drag Race Season 2, she is now a household...


Melodies and Menus: Don Amero and Robyn Ottolini

We've gone all-out Canadian country music for our latest episode of Melodies and Menus! First up, Don Amero about everything from his love of Manitoba to his recent release "Let 'Em Lie"—a powerful duet with Kyle McKearney that speaks to residential schools and the schools' associated atrocities. Amero will also be performing at the Calgary Stampede this month for the very first time, so the singer explains that he's got a lot to look forward to, crazy midway foods and all. Next, Tik Tok...


Melodies and Menus: Jill Barber and chef Adrian Forte

Top Chef Canada alum and recently-minted author Adrian Forte dishes on his brand new cookbook Yawd as well as how music plays an integral part in the dining experiences he brings to life while doing private culinary events across the globe. Award-winning singer Jill Barber joins next to chat with Madison Olds and Dan Clapson about her love of the Vancouver food scene, how she's well underway creating new music—make sure to check out her latest release "My Mother's Hand"—and more. We can't...


Melodies and Menus: Fefe Dobson and chef Andrea Nicholson

Our new podcast episode sees co-hosts Madison Olds and Dan Clapson talking with Canadian music icon Fefe Dobson. The Nashville-dwelling Canadian musician discusses the misconceptions many people have about Nashville as well as her impact on current chart-topping artists like Olivia Rodrigo and Willow. Fefe's latest single "FCKIN IN LOVE" is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the new music we can expect from her in the coming months. Next, Butchie's and Dish Play owner and chef...


Melodies and Menus: Walk Off The Earth's Sarah Blackwood and Roger Mooking

To kick off our new episode, Dan Clapson and Madison Olds chat with food personality AND Juno Award winner Roger Mooking. No stranger to the food television realm, Mooking has long been a household favourite, hosting many programs and currently serving as a judge on the popular series Firemasters. Mooking is also a celebrated musician, being part of the award-winning Bass is Base in the 90s, and his 2021 EP Edibles proves that his creativity still extends well beyond the kitchen. Next,...


Melodies and Menus: Josh Ramsay and The Bros. Landreth

Dan Clapson and Madison Olds start things off by chatting with one of the most familiar faces in the pop-rock world, Josh Ramsay. The Marianas Trench frontman recently released his debut solo album, aptly titled The Josh Ramsay Show, which has received much buzz. The album plays around in a variety of genres and also features vocals from Canadian talents like Fionn, Serena Ryder, Tyler Shaw and Fefe Dobson. Ramsay dishes on his favourite road snacks as well as all of the dynamic culinary...


Melodies and Menus: Kellie Loder and Survivor Season 41 winner Erika Casupanan

On the second episode of our new season of the Melodies and Menus podcast, co-hosts Dan Clapson and Madison Olds talk with acclaimed East Coast musician Kellie Loder and Survivor's first-ever Canadian winner Erika Casupanan. With the Survivor Season 42 finale airing this week, Erika weighs in on how she's enjoyed this season and why it's great that the production has begun having more Canadians compete. Next, Madison and Dan chat with Kellie Loder. Kellie dishes on everything from why they...


Melodies and Menus: Tyler Shaw and chef Suzanne Barr

Our season two premiere of our podcast series Melodies and Menus sees food writer Dan Clapson and singer Madison Olds chatting with one of the most familiar faces in Canadian pop music, Tyler Shaw, as well as My Ackee Tree author and Wall of Chefs judge Suzanne Barr. Shaw discusses everything from returning to touring (alongside Josh Ramsay) to his love of brunch in Calgary and Saskatoon and dim sum in Vancouver while Barr talks about how her memoir came to be, diversity as it pertains to...