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

Exploring K-W's cuisine of Ramadan's shared meals

Food columnist Andrew Coppolino spoke with local Middle Eastern cooks and food store operators in Waterloo region this week about the special foods that many Muslim families share during Ramadan.

Local pizza makers are firing up delicious new flavours: Andrew Coppolino

Food columnist Andrew Coppolino looks at a slice of the pizza landscape in Waterloo region and finds many restaurants are offering up variety in cooking styles and flavours.

Spring brings fresh take on menus, writes Andrew Coppolino

While widespread local spring fruits and vegetables are still a few weeks away, spring dishes and drinks are already popping up on restaurant menus in Waterloo region. Food columnist Andrew Coppolino looks at what's new.

Where to find unique dishes from around the world in Waterloo region: Andrew Coppolino

People still can't travel because of COVID-19 restrictions, but food columnist Andrew Coppolino says that doesn't mean people can't go on a food adventure. He looks at spots in Waterloo region to get everything from jeow mak keua to arepas to fetschepatze.

Get more veggies on your plate with these tips from local chefs and food producers: Andrew Coppolino

Food columnist Andrew Coppolino asked local chefs and food producers about simple but tasty ways to add more vegetables to dinner. Their biggest tips are to buy items in season, keep cooking simple and consider making sauces.

Customers benefit as local food businesses collaborate to weather COVID-19, writes Andrew Coppolino

Local food businesses didn't let the pandemic stop them. Instead, they decided to collaborate and they listened to what customers wanted and needed during a difficult year.

Hot sauce scene heating up in Waterloo region, writes Andrew Coppolino

Hot sauces are a hot commodity in Waterloo region with many local producers offering up their diverse takes on the condiment, writes food columnist Andrew Coppolino.

Underground Flavour Group not as covert as it sounds: Andrew Coppolino

It sounds mysterious but Kitchener's Underground Flavour Group is above-ground and focused on bringing a rotating diversity of chefs and dishes to the table.

How to make the best of your take-out meal, from Andrew Coppolino

Time, temperature and distance traveled all take a toll on food quality with your delivery or pickup meal. Andrew Coppolino surveyed chefs about how to make your takeout food taste its best.

Welcome the Year of the Ox with take-out dishes in Waterloo region

The Lunar New Year might usually mean restaurants are jam-packed with people celebrating. Not this year, of course. But that doesn't mean celebrations can't happen at home with many restaurants offering take-out specials.