I just watched the Food Network’s Mexican Fiesta featuring a competition between Canadian celebrity chefs, Anthony Sedlak, Roger Mooking, David Adjey, Chuck Hughes, and Nadia G.

Now, it is no secret to my friends that I am in love with Gordon Ramsey, Tyler Florence and Bobby Flay.   However, watching this show, I realized that Canada has its own amazing chefs. 

Anthony Sedlak owns Corner Street Bistro de luxe here in my Vancouver town.  Two of my friends wax poetic about this place.  I’ve yet to try it, but based on their recommendation and how much I loved Anthony in the Food Network show, you can bet I will be heading there very, very soon!

Nadia G. has a show on Food Network called Bitchin’ Kitchen.  I was prepared to hate it, but can you say, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!  She is based in Montreal, but has Italian roots that come through in her addictive 1/2 hour show.

Roger Mooking is as cute as can be, and makes 5’6 the new 6’4.  He’s from Toronto.  I don’t know too much about him, but my curiosity is certainly piqued. 

David Adjey?  Well, I’ve never been a big fan of the Toronto boy, but decided I like him more after the show.   And, lastly, Chuck Hughes, a Montreal based chef.  I will be paying more attention to him as well.

So, New York is a food mecca; Southern cooking is an art of its own; and with more than 300 million people, the US produces many amazing chefs.  But, let’s not count Canadian chefs out!

PS — I know Gordon Ramsay is from the UK!