Stella is the founder and writer of Food Junkie Chronicles, a food and restaurant blog based in Toronto, Ontario. Food Junkie Chronicles was born in April 2010 and has become one of the most informative and reputable on-line food resources in Toronto. Stella is not ashamed to admit that she is a food addict, a “junkie”, with an insatiable devotion to food. She thinks about food every waking hour, seven days a week, and absolutely loves to eat and cook. Stella also reads any food related articles she can find, talks about it at any chance she gets and constantly takes pictures of it.
HOW DID YOU DECIDE ON THE NAME OF YOUR BLOG?
I don’t remember how I thought of it. I just remember thinking that I love food and eating out, that I’ll try anything once, and that my blog serves as a place where I can aggregate all my food photos and thoughts in one place.
WHAT SPARKED YOUR INTEREST IN CREATING YOUR BLOG, THE FOOD JUNKIE CHRONICLES?
I was posting a lot of food photos on Facebook, and a good friend of mine suggested that I start a food blog instead. It was never like “I want to start a food blog!” it was more like “Okay, I’ll stop being annoying. I’ll stop bombarding my friends on Facebook with food photos”.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME?
I like to watch movies and hang out with friends. If I’m at home I like to read, do jigsaw puzzles, and a lot of arts and crafts stuff.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE AMAZING THINGS YOU HAVE EXPERIENCED, BECAUSE OF YOUR BLOG?
There were many amazing things, but the most memorable ones would have to be trips. I was lucky enough to visit London, UK, a few years ago, which was my first time ever in Europe.
DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE RESTAURANT OR BAR IN TORONTO?
It is impossible for me to pick just one favourite restaurant. My favourite spots depend on the type of cuisine.
ANY UPCOMING FOOD FESTIVALS YOU ARE EXCITED ON ATTENDING?
Taste of Toronto on June 23-26
LASTLY, IF YOU COULD ONLY EAT ONE MEAL FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY?
I would pick pho. I love noodle soups in general but pho really stands out because it’s so simple but it’s so delicious. Pho is my kind of comfort food. It’s also very affordable!