For as long as Lindy Mechefske can remember, she has loved being in the kitchen. An accomplished author, mother, feminist, food columnist, freelance writer, food blogger and cook, Lindy describes one of her earliest memories of “being in my grandfather’s ancient Yorkshire kitchen and rolling out the pastry for jam tarts. I was three years old. There, in my grandfather’s kitchen, is where I first came to know love.”

Her books combine her enduring love of food and history, including Out of Old Ontario Kitchens, which includes over one hundred historically sourced recipes from early Canada; Sir John’s Table: The Culinary Life and Times of Canada’s First Prime Minister, a travelogue that follows Macdonald’s colourful life and meals and won the Taste Canada Gold Medal for Culinary Narrative; and the cookbook A Taste of Wintergreen.

Lindy lives in Kingston.

Lindy is sponsored by Author Patron, Toonie Book Club.


Appearing in: 9.The Writing Life

Past Festival Appearances

2020: 12. Diner Cuisine: Tradition and Taste from the Catskills
2019: 14. Skeptics and Seekers: What is Spiritual Living?
2018:  Forgotten Foods of Forest, Field, & Orchard
2015: 35. Gourmet Blogging: Writing Creative Cuisine, and 50. Sir John’s Table