Madeleine Greey is passionate about food and has been writing, cooking, speaking and teaching about it for decades. Along the way, she’s written countless recipes.
She got her sea legs at The Toronto Star when her first weekly column, “A Taste of Asia” ran from 1988-1989. She was hired for her first-hand knowledge of the region’s food, having lived and worked in Asia (primarily Taiwan) for four years.
Many columns followed. “FoodSmarts” ran weekly in The Toronto Star for five years (1993-98), then “Get Fresh!” ran bi-weekly (2000-2002). Other regular food columns include “Quick, Fast and Easy” at Weightwatchers.com, “Food Facts” in Homemakers magazine and “Fresh Express” in Forever Young news tabloid.
Cooking for her (often picky) children brought tears of joy and anguish, leading to national recognition with her popular “Dinner Tonight” and “Nutrition Nibbles” columns in Today’s Parent Magazine (2004-2010).
Madeleine made her first screen appearance with two cooking CD-Roms, “Easy Cooking: Chinese” (Arc Media, 1995) and “World Cuisine: Chinese” (Oasis Blue Production, 1996) providing cooking demonstrations plus ingredient lists and original Chinese recipes. The popularity of these CD-Roms led to years of television appearances on Breakfast Television, TVO and Canada AM.
In 1999, Madeleine came out with her first cookbook, Get Fresh! (How to cook a kumquat and other useful tips for more than 100 fruits and vegetables (Macmillan Canada, 1999) then co-edited All Stirred Up: 150 of the best recipes from the Women’s Culinary Network (Random House Canada, 2003).
For over a decade, Madeleine taught cooking classes at Loblaws and the LCBO while providing food demos at numerous trade shows.
Her corporate clients include Ziploc (SC Johnson) , Foodland Ontario, USA Rice, U.S. Watermelon, Ontario Apple Commission, Money’s Mushrooms, California Walnuts, Go South!, BerNARdin Home Canning and Unilever.