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Win Tickets for Spring Thaw!

20 Mar

Remember the wonderful food and drink event I told you about on Monday? The one where 23 Canadian chefs and 12 Ontario winemakers are getting together at Palais Royale in Toronto, on March 31, 2014, to create a gigantic celebratory […]

Top Chef Canada, Season 4

27 Feb

I love the blindfolded-taste-test challenge on Top Chef Canada. Contenders have to name ingredients they sample just once, with their eyes covered. So humiliating for a chef to get basic flavours wrong in front of the whole country and so impressive […]

Win a Customized Tea Blend!

13 Feb

When Jennifer Commins was a little girl, her grandmother cultivated a tea garden. “She’d take me outside, hand me the scissors and say: ‘go pick something delicious,’” recalls the entrepreneur, who would snip thyme, mint, rosemary or lavender, then return […]

How to Cook Duck

6 Feb

Mildred’s Temple Kitchen got it right, last night, with their inaugural Winterlicious Tin Chef contest–no Gordon Ramsay theatrics or 18-month-pregnant pauses before announcing the winner, just supportive judges, a warm vibe, an engrossed audience, and a focus on the food. […]

A Wildly Partisan Guide to Toronto’s Tin Chef Contenders

29 Jan

The judges have spoken. Five contestants have just been picked to compete at Mildred’s Temple Kitchen, on February 5, to be Toronto’s first Tin Chef. (A tin chef is like an iron chef, only a home cook rather than a […]

Who Will Be Toronto’s First Tin Chef?

24 Jan

I just spent the evening making an audition video for Tin Chef. Tin Chef is like Iron Chef, only it’s a cooking contest for non-professionals, hence the less fancy metal. The inaugural showdown is happening at Mildred’s Temple Kitchen, on […]

Win a Bittered Sling Bitters Gift Pack!

30 Dec

Whether your New Year’s resolution is to do a one-month cleanse or to celebrate life more (with the help of a few cocktails), this contest is for YOU! I’ve partnered with the Vancouver-based artisans behind Bittered Sling to offer one Open […]