By Jamie Drummond

Francisco and Maria attempt to Eat The World

Fransisco Martin is a chef, with a restaurant in Lisbon and Maria Martin is a journalist, who specializes in food writing. When the Portuguese couple married, after spending a year doing aid work in Mozambique, they decided to spend their first year of union travelling the world learning about what people ate and how they thought about it. The result is an ongoing website,, and acclaim from the nabobs of conscientious eating around the world, including Italy’s Slow Food.

Chef Anthony Rose gives our guests a taste of Canada at The Drake Hotel

Jamie Drummond and I met the charming and soft-spoken couple this week, at The Drake Hotel, as they began the North American leg of their circumnavigation in Toronto. After a plate of Chef Anthony Rose’s cornmeal-dusted BC haddock and Ontario pork belly, with local cranberry beans and greens, Jamie filmed the interview below. – Malcolm Jolley, ed.

Edinburgh-born/Toronto-based Sommelier, consultant, writer, judge and educator Jamie Drummond is the Director of Programs/Editor of Good Food Revolution… and he looks forward to seeing the Martins again when they revisit Toronto… Lovely folks.