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World Gin Day

A Gin Cocktail That Tastes Like Rhubarb Pie

May we suggest you honour World Gin Day with The Locavore? According to Nick Baldassare, Beverage Manager of Nota Bene, the warm spices, and bitterness from the Capo Capo complement the fresh rhubarb and give the cocktail a feeling akin…

Mushlume

Magic Mushrooms: MushLume Lighting Collection

Brooklyn designer Danielle Trofe’s pretty MushLume lamp is made from biodegradable mushroom material. The MushLume lighting collection is grown, not manufactured, from mushrooms:  mushroom mycelium to be specific.  When combined with agricultural byproducts, she creates a beautiful organic, sustainable and…

Taste Of Italy

Taste of Italy

Italian Wines were the big draw last week at Taste of Italy's Tre Bicchieri Wine Tasting. The enthusiastic and good looking crowd savoured the 100+ wines with the coveted Tre Bicchieri award from Gambero Rosso, Italy’s most influential wine guide.…

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo Makes Us Hungry

The epitome of a good year: superstar footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Champions League with Real Madrid and been named the world's highest-paid athlete in the world as well. Forbes estimates that Portugal captain Ronaldo, who will be one…

World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day

According to the World Economic Forum:  "There will be more plastic than fish in our oceans by 2050 if we continue on the path we are on." Welcome to World Oceans Day 2016. With recent headlines confirming the catastrophic state of…

Adamson Barbecue

Is Adamson Barbecue Texas in Toronto?

Things were looking good when we lined up at Toronto's Adamson Barbecue. Even from across the order counter one could discern a convincing smoke ring between the moist barque and glistening fatty meat of the brisket the pit-master was slicing…

Bottarga

Bottarga Tastes Like Summer

Bottarga is summer on a plate.  More specifically, summer on the hot, fragrant Mediterranean where it's been a briny, brightening cooking staple for thousands of years. For the uninitiated:  Bottarga is a dense cured fish roe made from tuna, gray…

Food Stories

The British Library Tells Food Stories

The British Library has discarded their “no food or drink allowed” policy to design Food Stories. Food Stories is an interactive online program intended to educate students on food, culture, and history. The platform showcases the developments that have taken…

Grapeless Wine

Grapeless Wine

“We can turn water into wine in 15 minutes"  claims the Ava Winery, a San Francisco start-up that is making synthetic, grapeless wine by combining flavour compounds and ethanol. Aside from the obvious question of "why?"  this tale of two…

Waterfront Artisan Market

Waterfront Artisan Market

The Waterfront Artisan Market offers city-dwellers an excellent option for whiling away a  summer afternoon. This open-air showcase for an eclectic mix of artisans, crafters, chefs, and bakers.  With more than twenty food vendors offering a wide-range of dishes, the…

Rutgers 250

Rutgers 250 Tomato

Tomato, tomahto – right? Wrong.  Meet the Rutgers 250 tomato - the tomato of your dreams. Not all tomatoes are born equal, and the Rutgers 250 has a lot to live up to. Legend has it that the Jersey or Rutgers tomato…

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