Andrew Coppolino

Food columnist, CBC Kitchener-Waterloo

CBC-KW food columnist Andrew Coppolino is author of Farm to Table (Swan Parade Press) and co-author of Cooking with Shakespeare (Greenwood Press). He is the 2022 Joseph Hoare Gastronomic Writer-in-Residence at the Stratford Chefs School. Follow him on Twitter at @andrewcoppolino.

Latest from Andrew Coppolino

Chef Annie Nguyen serves up Vietnamese chicken noodle soup for CBC K-W's Sounds of the Season

Chef Annie Nguyen from Nguyen’s Vietnamese Family Restaurant in Guelph shares her family’s rich food history and prepares mì Quảng gà, a type of chicken noodle soup, for the audience at CBC KW's Sounds of the Season live show.

What the cluck? Fried chicken drums up business in Waterloo Region: Andrew Coppolino

It’s not a meal you’ll likely cook often at home. But there are new choices for fried chicken – hot and/or halal – that you can now find. Food columnist Andrew Coppolino shares what he’s learned about the fried chicken scene.

Local personal, private chefs see a spike in interest: Andrew Coppolino

The term "food industry" covers a broad range. It can be anything from industrial food processing or a basic café to fine dining, and even farming. A lesser-known career in the field is to be a private or personal chef. Food columnist Andrew Coppolino caught up with a few personal chefs.

Tacos and Tapas: New Latin inspired restaurants heat up downtown Kitchener: Andrew Coppolino

Downtown Kitchener is known for its diverse selection of restaurants. Japanese, Korean, Salvadoran and Ethiopian, to name only a few. But in the last couple of months, the Latin food scene in DTK has been heating up. Food columnist Andrew Coppolino went to check out new Mexican and Spanish restaurants.

A sweet celebration for Diwali, festival of lights: Andrew Coppolino

This weekend, Diwali celebrations will take place around the region. The holiday is all about sweetness and light. Food columnist Andrew Coppolino discusses the Indian festival of lights with a local chef, and offers a sweet treat to help celebrate it.

Popular Waterloo region restaurants expand to other cities: Andrew Coppolino

A number of busy, local food businesses have expanded to other cities and are finding success there as they continue to grow. Food columnist Andrew Coppolino spoke with these food entrepreneurs. He learns more about their decision to move outside of their home base in an industry that is notoriously difficult and competitive.

Start your morning with a worldly breakfast from spots in Waterloo region: Andrew Coppolino

A lot of people think of breakfast as a bowl of cereal, bacon and eggs or coffee and a quick pastry, but there's a world of international breakfasts out there to sample right here in Waterloo region, food columnist Andrew Coppolino writes.

Local restaurant owners see a decline in dining room traffic: Andrew Coppolino

The rising cost of living continues to have an impact on everyone. Food inflation, skyrocketing mortgages and general rate hikes are felt across the board. And when it comes to dining out, many people are taking a pass, and that's hurting some local restaurants. Food columnist Andrew Coppolino checks in with area restaurateurs.

Local farmer worries about the impact of climate change on future crops: Andrew Coppolino

Farming is changing as the climate is changing … including when crops are planted and harvested. Food columnist Andrew Coppolino takes a farm tour with a local farmer to see how they are adapting to the ever-changing climate.

Hop On bus tour of Kitchener breweries highlights local beers and spirit of collaboration

A bus tour on Saturday will take people to three different locations in Kitchener where they can enjoy food, music and beer from four different local breweries. The organizer says it's a way to celebrate and support local businesses.