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Gabby Peyton

Gabby Peyton is a best-selling author, food and travel writer, and culinary historian based in St. John’s, NL obsessed with cheese, historical fiction and planning her next trip — to eat.
Gabby is a trained Art Historian (she has an MA from the University of Toronto and spent three summers working on an archaeological dig in central Turkey) with a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Kings College but started her food-writing career with her blog The Food Girl in Town in 2012 and has been freelancing ever since, including a five-year stint as the city’s restaurant critic for The Telegram. Her work on travel, food and culinary history has appeared in Canadian GeographicThe Globe and MailEnRoute MagazineChatelaineCBC and Eater.
Gabby’s first book Where We Ate: A Field Guide to Canada’s Restaurants, Past and Present was published in 2023 and became a national bestseller.