A prolific wine, food and travel journalist, Dick has covered Toronto’s dining and hospitality scene for more than 15 years. His writing has been appeared in Zoomer, enRoute, The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail and Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants magazine. He fell in love with wine by stealing tumblers of boxed wine from his parents’ fridge to fuel his high school study sessions. He now prefers premier cru Burgundy and Niagara Pinot Noirs.
Favourite wine: Whatever I’m drinking. If I didn’t love it, I wouldn’t drink it. Currently, it’s Henry of Pelham Cuvée Catherine Rosé Brut.
Top cookbooks: River Cottage Meat Book and River Cottage Veg; How to Cook Everything Vegetarian by Mark Bittman; The Joy of Cooking; One Pot Italian Cooking by Massimo Capra.
Aperitif of choice: Sidecar, straight up. Nota Bene does it just right. But for a quickie, I’ll take a Campari and soda with rocks.
Ideal dinner guest: Ernest Hemingway, though that would be more than a little intimidating.
The real me: I should have been a boxer.