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Joanne Kates: where is she?

Olivia Aug 25, 2006 03:38 PM

Does anyone know what's going on with Joanne Kates' column in the Globe and Mail? Is she on sabbatical? Does she even still write for the Globe?


  1. Olivia Aug 29, 2006 02:20 AM

    Thanks everyone for letting me know, much appreciated.

    Chowhound Moderators: sincere apologies for posting in the wrong area.

    1. Googs Aug 26, 2006 12:53 AM

      I joke about Ms. Kates because I enjoy her work. Given the tone of most discussions I assume people generally respect, if not agree with, her opinions.

      I agree that the best food should and does come from your very own kitchen. Comforting indeed.

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      1. re: Googs
        Zengarden Aug 26, 2006 01:17 PM

        Maybe a Toronto Chowhound can be a guest columnist when she's away?

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        Zengarden Aug 25, 2006 10:49 PM

        Sure, I can see how it's possible that someone whose job is to review fine dining establishments hitting culinary fatigue.

        I was having dinner with my relatives one night and we decided to forego cooking and just have take out. My uncle ordered take out from a Chinese take out shop owned by my cousin's best friend. The food was delicious!

        A few nights later, this kid was over at their house to do homework and have dinner. She was so excited to see lowly fish and chips and food that didn't come from the family's restaurant. My uncle isn't a culinary talent but can throw together food that's edible. You can guess that this is the very first time such praise and appreciation had been heaped on him for his food.

        1. Googs Aug 25, 2006 06:06 PM

          Oh the horror!

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            HenryT Aug 25, 2006 05:00 PM

            Summers she runs the Arowhon Pines dining room - the family business. That's in Algonquin Park, btw.

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            1. re: HenryT
              malcolmjolley Aug 28, 2006 10:28 PM

              Just to be clear. She and her family run Camp Arowhon every summer. Not the hotel and dining room, though they're on the same lake.

              1. re: malcolmjolley
                HenryT Dec 4, 2006 01:12 PM

                I've been in the dining room and heard the staff referring to "Mrs. Kates" as the boss.

            2. Googs Aug 25, 2006 04:23 PM

              She's in town. Spotted recently at Kultura Social Dining. So much for the incognito myth. Can you imagine needing a break from investigating fine dining? Poor thing.

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                Ice Queen Aug 25, 2006 03:46 PM

                She takes every summer off.

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