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Sierra Skye Gemma


Sierra Skye Gemma is a writer and editor with a passion for food, history and literature. She holds a BA in History and Sociology (UBC) and is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing (UBC). 
Before Sierra fell in love with the country of Canada, the city of Vancouver and one Canadian in particular, she had the fortune of living in such places as Portland, Oregon; Maui, Hawaii; Idyllwild, California; and Andros Island, The Bahamas. She now lives on False Creek with her husband and son. 
Follow her adventures in food at and @VancouverBites.


In defence of mac and cheese

Vancouver's got nothing to apologize for when it comes to this comfort food.