The big news I’ve been teasing you with is finally public – I have been appointed Co-Chair of Toronto Taste 2014!
Second Harvest has appointed Alexa Clark and Cheri Dueck Co-Chairs of Toronto Taste 2014. Now in it’s twenty-fourth year, Toronto Taste, presented by The Daniels Corporation, is the city’s premier culinary event and single largest [...]
HoHoTO in 2 days on Dec 19th!?!? Really? HoHoTO is always one of the best parties in town, and this year will be no exception but it has come on so fast. I guess it’s because because I’m not right in the thick of it. I’ve been pretty quiet about HoHoTO this year, at least quiet compared to years past.
As you may know, the original band of [...]
I’ve gotten a sneak peak at Chris Nuttall-Smith’s list of Best New Restaurants in Toronto for 2013 which will be published in the in the Globe and Mail tomorrow. (And permission to share it with you.)
Best New Restaurants In Toronto 2013
Bar Isabel - @BarIsabel797 & @grantvangameren - 797 College Street (at Shaw Street)
While our city and it’s mayor are in the midst of a horrendous PR nightmare, there are two bright spots that crossed my desk this week. And they shine just a little brighter given crap that’s being flung around about Toronto.
We Are Toronto
We Are Toronto launched this week, I assume in direct response to the impressions the act [...]
It was time, possibly well past time, to get my hair cut. I had been growing since early February!
I really should have gotten out cut before my speaking engagement last week, but at least it’s done for The Royal Winter Fair, Taste Canada Cooks the Books, the Taste Canada Gala, and next Wednesday’s when I’m hosting Sharpen [...]
My last haircut(s) were in February. Yes… February. Dani did a great job, which is why it has lasted so long, but she lives in New Brunswick and I need a haircut badly! Preferably one where I won’t have to resort to taking scissors to my new haircut again.
Of course, the question always is where to go? I’m always on the look out for new pl [...]
You know those times when you meet someone and there is an instant connection?
Where you fall into a conversation as if you have known each other all your life?
That’s how it was when I met Chef Matt Basile, or as many people know him Fidel Gastro.
I’d been hearing about this Fidel Gastro guy for some time from mutual friends and the movers a [...]
If you can’t find something to eat at the Food Building at the Ex, you can’t find something to eat anywhere
To make it a little easier for you, I’ve pulled together a photo of ALL the Food Vendors in the Food Building at this year’s Canadian National Exhibition. From stuffed potatoes to dim sum, pickles on a stick to b [...]
Today the gates to the CNE opened and Toronto flooded into the exhibition grounds looking for the pitch and roll of the rides, the flashy excitement of the midway, and of course the tantalizing and unusual delights served up at the Food Building!
The Ex is a great excuse to get out and eat food you know you shouldn’t but since it’s only a [...]
Today I picked up my first order from West Side Beef Co. The meat looks amazing and there is a great variety in the order that I can’t wait to start cooking with!
For a set $150, our order contained:
inside round roast
stock and tallow.
It was fun tal [...]
And so begins the protests in Allan Gardens.
Today during the Ontario Liberal Leadership, a protest/rally was held in Allan Gardens after which the protesters walked over the leadership convention at Maple Leaf Gardens. It is being referred to by hashtag #J26Rally as the Ontario Federation of Labour and Ontario Teachers protest Bill 115
Here are few of the small remarkable things I saw today when I ventured out of my home onto the streets of Toronto.
I saw shoes on sale, with taxes, for less than $5! Shoes that fit my size 10 feet and are if not exactly what I was looking for close enough. Woo hoo!
I saw piles of people wandering aimlessly through the Eaton Centre bumping i [...]
The Beadery in Queen West shopping with mom for her ingredients. It’s only fair since I made her shop with me for mine.
Besides she makes such beautiful jewelery with these beads and gives much of it to me!
As part of the Blissdom Ultimate Foodie Excursion I led a tour through Kensington Market Sunday Morning. We did the tour after a great breakfast at Caplansky’s &before heading down to Longo’s MLS for the the Cuisinart Soup Challenge. What an honour to be invited to do this.Thank you Emma, it was great fun!
You can see some [...]
When reviewing my week last week I realized that I had used almost every single one of my go-to transpo solutions for getting from here to there in Toronto. Not such a big accomplishment if you own a car (which I don’t), or never leave home (which I do), and last week was very busy.
Seemed like the perfect time to do a round up! (and why n [...]
This collage/photo is of one of the 5 new murals around the great big hole in Allan Gardens which will be around for a couple of years!
In early January, a big chunk of Allan Gardens (the part just north west of Gerrard and Sherbourne), was boarded up and the city started moving in large earth moving equipment and cranes. It was depressing s [...]