CTV News Anchor Tamara Taggart shares her favourite foods, including her favourite stop for cheesecake in Vancouver.
The food you most often describe as ‘to die for’?
TT – Ravioli. I’m serious. In the perfect world, it would be my grandma’s homemade ravioli. I dream of it often. The perfect dinner for me is (this is so boring) ravioli in tomato sauce with mushrooms. I’ve been going to Nick’s Spaghetti House since I was in a highchair and have ordered the same thing every single time.
Your favorite Vancouver restaurant?
TT – We go for a lot of sushi. Our favorite place is Miko on Robson. I’m sure I’ve paid off their mortgage I’ve eaten there so much. Their gomae is hands down the best in the city, as is their dynamite roll. And their shiitake butter mushrooms…you will die.
Your trashy indulgence? (eg. that late night 7/11 or drive-thru treat)
TT – Chips. When I was pregnant, I ate so many Old Dutch Ketchup Potato Chips that I thought my kid was going to come out red and shaped like a Heinz bottle.
The one food you absolutely refuse to eat?
TT – I won’t eat veal. When I was a little girl, we were driving through the country and I saw these little white huts. I asked my mom what they were and learned about veal huts. I haven’t eaten it since. I do eat meat, I just don’t like to eat baby anything. I don’t even eat baby corn.
The sexiest food?
TT – Ravioli! Just kidding. I do enjoy lobster with butter. Anything dipped in butter is good.
Your favorite dessert?
TT – I love a good classic cheesecake. But the Chocolate Marble Cheesecake at Sweet Obsession on 16th is amazing. If you try it, you will dream about it. If we’re having a dinner party we buy a whole one.
Your favorite comfort food?
TT – Popcorn. If I could eat popcorn and ravioli for the rest of my life I’d be happy. I make good old plain Orville Redenbacher’s with olive oil, butter and salt.