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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 […]

James Beard Loves Aube Giroux

19 Mar

If you’re not following the food blog Kitchen Vignettes yet, I recommend you start. I love Aube Giroux’s dreamy videos, which you’ll find on this PBS Food site. And today it was announced that Kitchen Vignettes is a finalist for a prestigious James Beard Award.

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 Make the Perfect Cup of Tea

13 Feb

Jennifer Commins, tea sommelier and president of Pluck Tea, tells us how to make a cuppa fit for a Brit.

Grain Brain

11 Feb

Calgarian artisan bread company Sidewalk Citizen Bakery just started packaging their loaves in the thinking man’s bread bag. I think these quote-stamped, two-handled paper bags represent a classy evolution from the traditional baguette clutched under arm. Here Michal Lavi–who co-owns […]

Canadian Chefs Winning Instagram

11 Feb

The best chefs on Instagram go off-menu: among their tantalizing food shots are candid snaps from their kitchens, tattoo parlours and wilderness weekends. Here are some of my favourites to follow. Feast your eyes: A prolific poster, Connie de Sousa, […]

A Race Through Wine Country

7 Feb

People have many reasons for running: To challenge themselves physically and mentally, to raise money for a good cause… to eat and drink as much as they possibly can without exploding. I belong in that last category, and two years […]