Yvette Zingery

About correspondent Yvette Zingery is a full-time interior designer and a 24/7 Northeast Ohio food enthusiast. Her food blog, Dreaming of the Next Bite, is ranked No. 1 locally on UrbanSpoon.com. Read more about her and her many food adventures at dreamingofthenextbite.com.

Farmers’ Markets | Taste Test

Do you know where your food comes from? It’s a question you may not be able to answer without naming your favorite grocery store. But how does it get there? Where is it raised? How fresh is it? What is sprayed on the crops? Why are those strawberries so large? You may have asked yourself a few of these questions before, or perhaps you’d rather not think about it.

Ice Cream Showdown | Taste Test

If it’s July, and you haven’t had ice cream at least once this week, you’re falling hopelessly behind. Stark County boasts a plethora of tasty spots to help beat the heat and load up on sinful calories in the process. Here, we tend not to stray far from the classics — unlike Ohio City’s Mason’s Creamery, a food truck turned brick-and-mortar, churning out original recipes such as Vegan Thai Basil (yes, that’s an ice cream) and Vietnamese Coffee.

Secret Sauce | Taste Test

Nothing says summertime like barbecue, but if you’re like me, you’d rather be basking in the sunshine than sweating over a hot grill. Luckily there are several BBQ joints in town that are happy to assist. And as the owners of these restaurants will attest, if you don’t put in the time, it’s not real “Q” anyway.

Rolling Through Canton | Taste Test

I can remember the first time I ate sushi. It was about a dozen years ago when a friend took me to House of Hunan in Fairlawn. It was there I learned the ropes: navigating tiny dishes with chopsticks, gently stirring wasabi into soy sauce, “cleansing my palate” with small pieces of pickled ginger. Indulging in that first tuna roll changed me forever. It was as if I had been inducted into an elite club.

Where to buy

The Repository
Select Rite Aid Stores
Spee-D Foods
Buehler's Fresh Foods
Fishers Foods, including 44th Street NW, Tuscarawas St. W, Fulton Drive, Lincoln Way E. and Cleveland Ave. NW locations
Aultman Hospital Gift Shop
Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop
Gervasi Vineyard Marketplace
Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, downtown Canton and Belden Village Mall locations
News Depot
Avenue Arts Marketplace
Yum Yum Tree Alliance
Grapes in a Glass