Profile of Karl Wells

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  • 'Downstairs' at Government House

    It's not been my privilege to meet the Queen and it's a pretty safe bet that I never will. My Aunt Mabel met her once, in the late '50s. I ...

  • And now for something completely different

    I always thought that goofy bird puppet that Rod Hull performed with was an ostrich. Dumb me. It was an emu. Rod lived in Australia, so do emus. ...

  • Face-off

    Most fish and chips historians will agree that the story of fish and chips began in England. And in dear old Blighty, where they have plaques for ...

  • Eat your way through Bytown

    Ottawa's commercial bus tour guides can play fast and loose with the facts. On a recent sun-drenched day, myself and about 15 other tourists ...

  • House party

    Dining out - I was seated under a beautiful domed ceiling supported by marble columns. Magnificent oil paintings depicting the Canadian landscape ...

  • Born to Create

    I met Jonathan Gushue on a beautifully sunny August day in 1999, on an outdoor television set. I was doing a series of cooking segments at the ...

  • Ambassadress of wine

    I have met a kindred spirit. We have similar interests in art, food and wine. She loves London. I love London. Yet, in her nine years in St. ...

  • Joey's chef

    "I suppose you thought I'd be a big fat fella," said the slim octogenarian as he rose to shake my hand. I told him that wasn't the case. Most ...

  • This little piggy went to market

    The canvas tops on the stalls outside the market buildings flap in the wind that blows through Front Street. It's early Saturday morning and ...

  • Clowning around?

    They work together seamlessly. Scarce words are spoken between them. Each plays a specific role in creating the rainbow-coloured clown, a ...