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Andrew Wheeler

Andrew Wheeler

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Andrew Wheeler was raised on crab sandwiches and scones in the seaside town of Hastings, UK, and now works as a freelance journalist in Toronto, Canada, where he subsists on a diet of poutine and buffalo wings.

Andrew is the author of Eat Britain, a book about the best of British food, and the creator of the Omnivore's Hundred, a popular meme listing 100 foods every omnivore should try!

Andrew is the author of the 1920s action adventure serial Valentin & The Widow, available as an ebook or free podcast. He also writes about comics and nerd culture over at .

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  • Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Favorite foods: Stilton, Epoisses, kumquats, Eccles cakes, cassoulet, gyoza, and endless pots of steaming hot tea.
  • Last bite on earth: Tarte tatin with foie gras.

Pantry Essentials: All About Wasabi

Wasabi is a condiment that many of us first encountered in the context of sushi — it was largely unknown outside of Japan until the North American sushi boom of the 1980s. That unfamiliarity may explain why most of us still haven't encountered real wasabi—but we've developed a taste for the thing we think is wasabi. More

Pantry Essentials: All About Ketchup

Ketchup may be the king of all condiments. It's a ubiquitous presence on tables in just about every home in North America, and its sweet, tangy flavor is as familiar and reassuring as a hug. Ketchup seems quintessentially American, yet it's evolved dramatically from Asian roots into the product we know and love today. So what makes ketchup, well...ketchup? More

We Try New Lay's Canada Chips Flavors: Garlic Caesar, Maple Moose, Grilled Cheese, and Perogy

Earlier this year Lay's invited the American public to vote to keep one of three new potato chip flavors. Now Canadians have their own chance to pick a chip, and they've gone one better than their neighbors to the south with four flavors to choose from, all created by members of the public. I sat down with bags of Creamy Garlic Caesar, Perogy Platter, Maple Moose and Grilled Cheese & Ketchup, gorged on carbs, and tried to pick a favorite. More

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