About Me

I (mostly) write about restaurants, food history and travelling to eat. I have seven types of cheese in my fridge at all times.

I’m gabby peyton

Gabby is a freelance journalist, writer and blogger based in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. She writes about food, travelling to eat and culinary history and covers a range of topics from small business to cryptocurrency in her print and online work.

She is the restaurant critic for The Telegram, and her bylines include CBCAtlantic Business Magazine, USA Today, and Eaten (the world’s first food history magazine). Her monthly on Food Bloggers of Canada‘s website explores the history of iconic Canadian foods and she is passionate about community cookbooks.

Researching has become a lifestyle for Gabby. After completing an MA in Art History at the University of Toronto in 2012, she moved to Halifax, ate her way through the city and started thefoodgirlintown.com a blog devoted to (mis)adventures in travelling to eat. She completed my Bachelor of Journalism at the University of King’s College in 2015 and has worked in a variety of editorial roles since.

Gabby also works on food-styling projects for a range of national campaigns and led food photography workshops. Her love for setting up the perfect overhead Instagram shot led to a promotion to Social Media Manager during her tenure as Associate Editor at Atlantic Business Magazine.

A long-time sufferer of persistent wanderlust, Gabby is always planning the next big trip. She has visited more than 15 countries, spent three seasons working on an archaeological dig in central Turkey and surfed on the Gold Coast of Australia.

She is passionate about architecture, spaghetti carbonara and long-form non-fiction.

“If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.”

-Julia Child

My Skills

I write for print magazines, online journals and blogs about a variety of topics from food to politics. I also work on food styling projects and give workshops about food photography and social media. I also consult with restaurants about their branding and social media.