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Patrice Demers

Patrice Demers’ Rhubarb Tart with Rosewater Custard

This recipe from Patrice Demers for Rhubarb Tart with Rosewater Custard makes the most of in-season rhubarb. Taking the time to make your mother a lovely dessert for Mother’s Day is guaranteed to make her very happy. And this one…

Sotto Una Buono Stella

Sotto una Buono Stella: Chef Giancarlo Perbellini at Buca Yorkville

The fifth and penultimate installment of the exceptional dining series Sotto una Buona Stella* delivered yet another brilliant visiting Italian chef to Buca Yorkville last night - this time, Giancarlo Perbellini, whose flagship restaurant Casa Perbellini, in Verona, has two…

Foodshare

Toronto’s FoodShare Truck

Toronto's FoodShare Truck is a different kind of food truck. This one feeds the body and the soul, dishing up fresh fruits and vegetables to low-income families living in healthy food "deserts."   The Toronto Foodshare Truck is part of the Mobile…

Ripple

Ripple Pea Milk

There's a new plant-based milk in town, and it's causing a Ripple effect in the non-dairy category. Those of you who are lactose intolerant likely jumped on the soy or almond milk bandwagon ages ago.  Consumer thirst for an alternative…

Charlie's Burgers

Charlie’s Burgers

Just two days after the menu had been emailed out to their subscribers, and ten days before the scheduled dinner, Charlie’s Burgers HQ sent me an email bearing the coveted good news: my brother Daniel and I were in. All…

Taco Fest

Taco Fest

It’s fiesta time!  Toronto has its own Taco Fest starting this June. It’s hard to find a person who doesn't love tacos. And what’s not to love? A good quality tortilla combines well with virtually anything: fish, chicken, pork, beef,…

The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science

The Food Lab: Better Cooking Through Science

If science and cooking turn your crank, you need The Food Lab: Better Cooking Through Science. Science and the food world have been having a torrid affair since Heston Blumenthal introduced them. TV shows (Marcel's Quantum Kitchen, Alton Brown's Good…

Delectable Destinations

Delectable Destinations

No wonder she looks so happy - Carol Ketelson has everyone's dream job. Her company Delectable Destinations offers carefully curated culinary travel expeditions featuring custom-tailored itineraries to locations like Spain, Italy, and India These trips are meticulously planned to offer an…

Chef Giancarlo Perbellini Hits Toronto

Michelin-starred Chef Giancarlo Perbellini is headed to Toronto as guest chef in the popular six-part Italian culinary and cultural series Sotto una buona stella (Under a lucky star). Chef Perbellini will collaborate with one of Toronto's best chefs, Rob Gentile,…

Newfoundland Cod

Newfoundland Cod Stock Shows Sign of Recovery

It would be impossible to imagine Canada's history without Newfoundland cod.  The historic cod fisheries of the east coast attracted local and international fishing fleets for almost five centuries before the Canadian government shut the industry down indefinitely in July…

Game Of Thrones

Game of Thrones, Oysters and A Trip Through Time

If like me you have ever spent quality time daydreaming about what a posh Roman liked to see gracing his dinner table after a tough day of bossing his slaves around in occupied Britain, you will have been transfixed by…

The Founder Movie

The Founder

The Founder is our kind of summer blockbuster. Billed as the true story behind McDonald's The Founder stars Micheal Keaton and is based on the life of the fast food empire-builder Ray Kroc. The trailer is a sneak peek at…

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