Archive | January, 2012

Deep-Fried Bitter-Melon Balls and Bubble-Wrap Waffles. Holy Mazola!

24 Jan

If you’ve abandoned your diet, mislaid your gym card and still not sat down to write your novel, don’t despair–it’s Chinese New Year and your chance for a resolution redo. My new New Year’s resolution: to get my chopsticks into […]

Tacos! Tacos! Tacos!

20 Jan

Here’s what Sunday dinner looked like this week: I sat down to eat with a bunch of hungry Torontonians at the Death Row Meal Supper Club, a monthly culinary showdown. This month’s concept: six local chefs prepare one taco each, […]

Folks, This Ain’t Normal

15 Jan

I spent the summer of 2010 in St John’s, Newfoundland. Sometime around mid-July that year, the normally abundant displays of fruit and veg in the supermarket started looking plundered. Within a few days, the shelves and fridges were half-bare. People got a little nervous.

Chai Masala

1 Jan

After I step out of the cold into Ronica Sajnani’s cozy, art-filled home–a heritage house tucked away on a tiny street in Toronto’s Cabbagetown–Ronica is quick to get me settled in front of the fire with a steamy mug of […]