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Elizabeth Baird's life in food started when she took her first home economics class in Stratford Ontario. She had, like so many kids of that time, made the usual fudge and cookies. But it was actually making her first peach crisp that lured her forever to the food world. She learned that a recipe plus ingredients will turn out a successful dish...and people will love it. However, it was not home economics, but French that she studied at University. A year in France, cooking classes at George Brown College, with chef Neil Baxter of Rundles in Stratford and in many culinary schools in Canada and abroad have kept alive that passion for learning about food and how to cook it well. Over her career she has been the Food Editor at Canadian Living magazine, columnist for the Toronto Star, co-host of Canadian Living Cooks on Food Network Canada, author of about 30 cookbooks, from the first in 1974, Classic Canadian Cooking to the most recent, Canadian Living, The Slow Cooker Collection. Although officially retired, she is an enthusiastic judge and supporter of Harbourfront Centre's Hot & Spicy Food Festival, volunteer historic cook at Fort York National Historic Site, weekly columnist for the Toronto Sun and SunMedia and co-author of the upcoming Canada's Favourite Recipes, due to hit kitchens this October.

Fortune Cooking Iron Chef Competition: Elizabeth Baird (Judge)



Elizabeth Baird joins our panel of expert judges to crown the Fortune Cooking Iron Chef champion!

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