Tag Archives: book

An Alternative to Food Banks

20 Oct

It’s a big week for Nick Saul. The founder of Toronto’s groundbreaking Stop Community Food Centre–now President and CEO of eight Community Food Centres across Canada–is in the running for a Taste Canada food writing award. Winners are announced today, […]

Grocery Shopping on Fogo Island

10 Aug

Winston Osmond is an acrylics painter and organic farmer living in Shoal Bay. He took me round his veggie garden and harvested a mixed bag, scissors and trowel in hand. I left with rain-splashed kale; fat, yellow zucchini; squeaky onions; and sweet, soily carrots–some of them as leggy as squid.

Eat to Run

4 Nov

At the Reggae Marathon in Negril, Jamaica, you have to start by torchlight at 5:15 am, because it gets so hot when the sun comes up. But there’s lots to keep you motivated as you run: The route winds along […]

Lemony Shredded Beet and Carrot Cream Slaw

6 Dec

“A deliciously creamy yet light slaw.” –Doug McNish, author of Eat Raw, Eat Well 2 cups shredded beets 1 cup shredded carrots 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 tbsp cold-pressed flax oil 1 tsp fine sea salt 1 tbsp […]

Au Pied de Cochon Sugar Shack

31 Mar

Toronto got lucky this month–it’s nearly maple-syrup season, but Quebec Chef Martin Picard left behind his sap-engorged trees, his fattening pigs and his part-time kitchen in the woods to come launch his new book, Au Pied de Cochon Sugar Shack. […]

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.

Rajma Chawal (Kidney Beans and Rice)

6 May

As Mother’s Day approaches, I’m excited to introduce you to Meeru Dhalwala, an advocate for the simple and loving act of cooking for your kids. When Meeru, the wife and business partner of Vikram Vij, is not running the kitchen […]