Andrew Coppolino

Food columnist, CBC Kitchener-Waterloo

Andrew Coppolino is a food columnist for CBC Radio in Waterloo Region. He was formerly restaurant reviewer with The Waterloo Region Record. He also contributes to Culinary Trends and Restaurant Report magazines in the U.S. and is the co-author of Cooking with Shakespeare. A couple of years of cooking as an apprentice chef in a restaurant kitchen helped him decide he wanted to work with food from the other side of the stove.

Latest from Andrew Coppolino

Summer weather means it's time to hit the patios around Waterloo region: Andrew Coppolino

Summer is a great time to hit your favourite patio and enjoy the weather along with some food and a beverage. Food columnist Andrew Coppolino takes a look at some hot spots to check out.

Want all-day breakfast in Waterloo Region? Andrew Coppolino has you covered

When you want breakfast for lunch or dinner, these are the spots you go to in Waterloo region, writes food columnist Andrew Coppolino.

Asparagus season brings springtime creativity to K-W kitchens

It's a bit late arriving this year due to cool, rainy weather but food columnist Andrew Coppolino writes that local chefs are bursting with pent-up creativity for asparagus season.

Gourmet doughnuts put new spin on classic sweet treat in Waterloo region

From traditional glazed cake doughnuts to sweet treats topped with KitKats or cereal, there are many options for doughnut lovers in Waterloo region, writes food columnist Andrew Coppolino.

From ice cream to hot dogs, warmer weather brings summer foods back: Andrew Coppolino

For most of the year they are shuttered and dark. But when the warmer weather finally returns, there's a smorgasbord of food stands and take-away joints open up to serve customers.

Where to go in Waterloo region for nut-free, gluten-free and vegan treats

Food columnist Andrew Coppolino takes a trip around Waterloo region to find the best spots to find nut-free, dairy-free and vegan treats.

What's for lunch? Unexpected places to eat in and around the region: Andrew Coppolino

From pop-ups to small grocery stores. Businesses that you may not expect to be selling food are expanding the food landscape in Waterloo Region and surrounding areas.

Iconic dishes of Waterloo region: Andrew Coppolino

Though they may not be as famous as the Philly Cheesesteak, Buffalo's wings or the meaty Miami Cuban Sandwich, Waterloo region has its own iconic dishes that give us both an understanding of our past and a view of how we've evolved as a community.

Plenty of fish dish options in Waterloo region: Andrew Coppolino

Fish on Good Friday is a tradition for many, but it doesn't have to be of the deep fried variety. Food columnist Andrew Coppolino looks at where you can get all different kinds of fish, but be warned: you may want to pre-order.

Beyond martinis: Local distilleries shake (and stir) things up with gin

Gin has always been a popular spirit, but it's being made by more craft distilleries in Waterloo region and the surrounding area, writes food columnist Andrew Coppolino.

Winner, winner, fried chicken dinner: Hot spots in Waterloo region for this favourite dish

CBC Kitchener-Waterloo food columnist Andrew Coppolino takes a look at the different ways fried chicken is served up in Waterloo region.

Farm gate sales a good way to get fresh produce on your dinner table: Andrew Coppolino

As spring starts to roll in, more fresh food and produce will be back in grocery stores and farmers' markets. But in the meantime, there's another tried-and-true method of sourcing local foods: farm gate sales.

Irish influence on Canadian cuisine celebrated on St. Patrick's weekend

There’s more to St. Patrick’s Day than leprechauns, green beer and massive student parties, writes food columnist Andrew Coppolino. You'll find traditional fare but also a growing number of dishes that take Irish influences to new places.

Is Waterloo Region in a butchers' renaissance? Andrew Coppolino says yes

In September, 2017, Tony Lobrutto opened a butcher shop on Weber Street in Waterloo, responding to what he calls customer demand for service and “new food ideas.”

Tips from the pros on how to make the best pizza dough at home: Andrew Coppolino

Looking for a new pizza place? It might be in your own kitchen. Food columnist Andrew Coppolino takes a look at what makes a good, homemade pizza dough.