Mayssam Samaha is the Montreal-based food and travel writer behind Will Travel for Food. She was born and raised in Lebanon and lived in New York City before finally settling on Montreal as her home. She travels the world in search of her next culinary discovery, from Michelin-starred restaurants across the planet to the latest hole-in-the-wall down the street. Her blog, Will Travel for Food, has been a finalist in the Culinary Travel category of Saveur Magazine's Best Blog Awards for the past two years. Mayssam is a contributor to the Tourisme Montréal blog and is an expert in all things food in Montreal. She lives two blocks away from Montreal's Jean-Talon market – aka her "corner store" – and loves to peruse its many colorful stalls and specialized food shops.
Marcella De Vincenzo is a freelance food writer and cooking instructor born and raised in Montreal. She has reviewed many restaurants, writes about Montreal, and is currently co-authoring a cookbook based on the Jean Talon Market, which she describes as being 'literally in her backyard'. The market vendors now know her by name, it doesn’t hurt that she bakes them cookies. Her insight and knowledge in cooking Italian dishes stem from the hours she spent in the kitchen with her grandmother and aunts. One of her biggest passions is teaching kids how to cook ‘real food’; so much so, that she is one of Jamie Oliver Food Revolution Ambassadors for Montreal. Marcella is a graduate of Concordia University with a degree in Human Resources, a specialization that helps her when working with zealous farmers and chefs!
A born and raised Montrealer, Jacqueline has always been on the watch for what is good and new in this great city. While completing her bachelors and masters degrees, she travelled around the world always on the search for new cultural experiences, including food. Now, as a college and university professor, her students, in addition to asking questions about the course, also ask her for restaurant recommendations. She is excited to share these experiences and recommendations with you!
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