Know Your Beef – What is DNA Traceback?

Did you know there is a DNA Traceback program for the Ontario Corn Feed Beef you buy at Loblaws? Find out more about how this protects us and makes for better beef! In fact, all Canadian Beef can be tracked back to its farm of origin using DNA.

House Bulgogi Recipe

As part of the work I’m doing with Ontario Corn-Fed Beef, I’ve been working on recipes to share with you that use the most common cuts of beef available. Then I realised: I still haven’t shared my bulgogi recipe. For years I’ve been teasing and taunting you with our House Bulgogi recipe, implying subtly and…

Judging Feed Tomorrow’s Wrap Up With Rice

I am delighted to announce that I will be judging tomorrow’s #WrapUpWithRice cooking competition. 3 teams of students from Toronto Foundation for Student Success  Beyond 3:30 program will be competing. Each team has the chance to win money for their program and school’s nutrition program and a great experience at Cafe Belong at the Evergreen…

Are you perpetuating sandwich culture?

What did you have for your last meal? Did it come between 2 pieces of bread-stuff? Wrapped in some sort of flat bread? Stuffed inside a carb-rich, handheld, baked good? You may be perpetuating our society’s sandwich culture. Yes, you! How many of your last meals qualified as sandwiches, sarnies, subs, wraps, burgers, smørbrød, butties,…

Ontario Corn Fed Beef – #BeefyTour

“The quality of what is on your plate comes from decisions I made 2 years ago.” Bob Wilson of Gilbrea Farm I’m delighted to announce that I will be working with Ontario Corn-Fed Beef this fall. To kick things off, I went on a very interesting farm tour with Ontario Corn-Fed Beef, the Grain Farmers of Ontario and a…

Broker’s London Dry Gin

Recently while picking up a bottle of wine at the Summerhill LCBO I ran into this guy doing a sampling of my favourite London dry-style gin: Broker’s Gin. Turns out it was Andy Dawson. Andy and his brother Martin are the founders and produce Broker’s just outside of London I discovered Broker’s while designing a cocktail,…

Dinner in the Sky – Summerlicious 2008 Launch

[From on July 3, 2008, originally published on CheapEats Toronto ] I just returned from what is probably the most invigorating breakfast I have ever had, all to launch Amex’s Summerlicious (July 4-20). But more on that later… right now I’m still buzzing from eating yoghurt & granola 50metres above Yonge-Dundas Square. As part of…