AUTHOR + HOST + CHEF
Ivy Knight spent ten years cooking professionally before leaving restaurant kitchens to write full time.
Her first big interview was Jacques Pepin, her second was Calvin Trillin - those two giants provided the best learning curve for breaking into the food writing business and have served her well thus far in a career spent interviewing everyone from Thomas Keller to Ruth Reichl.
She's had lunch with Anthony Bourdain (burgers), brunch with David Chang (charcuterie) and dinner with René Redzepi (fajitas). She has, on different occasions; shared sips from a bottle of Fernet with Fergus Henderson in her living room and glugs from a jug of moonshine with Sean Brock in a field. She has looked for gators in the deep South with Ben Shewry and cooked lobster for Albert Adria (turns out he's allergic). She has drunk fine wine at Noma, and also chain-smoked there after hours with the crew.
She has published three books and writes regularly for Munchies, focusing on the food scenes of average Americans as seen from a Canadian perspective. She is currently at work on her fourth book and is represented by Transatlantic.
Knight lives in Toronto with her husband Kerry and two dogs, Poppy and Dr. Nut.