Canada Food

The True Taste Of Truffles

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 02.05.2016 | Canada Living
Tamara Griffiths

My search for authentic truffle recipes, not found on the Internet nor in cookbooks, brings me to some inspiring places. Here, in the heartland of truffle culture, in the Central Apennines, I knew I would find something special because this is the only place where truffles can be eaten fresh all year round.

A Few Of My Favourite Things This Month

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 02.04.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

One of the best things about my job is that I get to have so many interesting health and fitness conversations; I am constantly discovering new yummy recipes, kick-ass workouts, and motivational tips and tricks.

Canadian Food Banks Worried About Rising Fresh Food Prices

CP | Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.31.2016 | Canada

"The difficult thing for any food bank is trying to prepare for the year ahead and what might happen in a situation like that."

Food Should Be Fuel, Not What Makes Us Fat

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 01.28.2016 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

Food has become what makes us fat or skinny -- acceptable levels of fat or skinniness are determined by sex appeal, not by doctors, physiologists or experts in health. We hand select beautiful people who won a genetics lottery, put them on a pedestal in social media, TV and magazines. We covet their qualities, and then we blame bread when we are fatter than them.

Icewine Is Tired Of Chocolate And Cheese Pairings

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 01.26.2016 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

Icewine is perceived as the untamable beast of the wine family. Have you ever heard someone pronounce their undying love for it? Highly unlikely. Most of the time, I get "oh, it's far too sweet" as a response-- and it becomes an afterthought--- perhaps a novelty to try and have with either dessert or cheese.

Truffle Oil: Chemicals Or Culture?

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 01.22.2016 | Canada Living
Tamara Griffiths

If you use a truffle sauce at home you are using chemicals called dimethylsulfide and or bismetiltometano which are petrol chemical based and designed to replicate the smell and taste of truffles. Unfortunately this also happens with almost all truffle oils, or if one eats in a restaurant hoping to economize.

Berlin Is Europe's Undiscovered Foodie Destination

Cédric Lizotte | Posted 01.21.2016 | Canada Travel
Cédric Lizotte

Today, Berlin wants to eat. That's the reason why many of the great chefs have decided to go there to work. This newly discovered attention to the German capital has allowed us to find and rediscover some of the best German chefs.

6 Fabulous Foodie Experiences In Jamaica

Lisa Jackson | Posted 01.26.2016 | Canada Travel
Lisa Jackson

Come for the beach, stay for the food. While the cuisine may not be the initial draw to Jamaica, it's an excellent reason to stick around and explore the island -- both on and off the resort.

Easy, Healthy, Delicious Lunch for On-the-Go: Chickpea, Avocado & Feta Salad

Abigail Keeso | Posted 01.12.2016 | Canada Living
Abigail Keeso

Are you making an effort to eat healthier this year? Having delicious recipes that make multiple servings and can be prepped in advance is key to stay...

A Speakeasy Supper At Toronto's Parcae

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 01.07.2016 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

Chef Danny Hassell (formerly of Buca, Bar Buca) and Chef Joseph Awad (formerly of Martin Picard's Cabane à sucre/Sugar Shack), have merged the flavours of Italy and Quebec. And if that unique pairing hasn't already piqued diners' interest, Parcae has another lure to draw in the crowds: its impeccable wine list.

Money Is The Non-Perishable Donation Food Banks Need Most

Katharine Schmidt | Posted 01.05.2016 | Canada Impact
Katharine Schmidt

Without money, it would be nearly impossible for food banks to provide clients with a healthy dinner plate. That's because essentials like pasta, soup and beans pour in, while equally important items like fresh produce, meat and dairy items are in shorter supply. Financial donations create flexibility.

What To Sip, Savour And See In Stockholm

Sara Graham | Posted 01.04.2016 | Canada Travel
Sara Graham

No doubt this Scandinavian city shines in the summer, but there are a myriad of reasons it merits a look between October and April. Turns out, when the temperatures drop outside, there's no lack of heat inside. In November, we decided to give it a full 24 hours.

Reviving A Fractured Food System Through Organic Food

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 12.31.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

If you've purchased any local Ontario food before, it probably came from this region you've likely never heard of. In fact, it is the number one producer of tomatoes, carrots, seed corn, cucumbers, pumpkins, sugar beets and brussels sprouts in all of Canada. However, none of it is being consumed by its community members.

Your Grocery Bill Will Get Even Bigger In 2016

CP | Lois Abraham, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.29.2015 | Canada Business

Executives from grocery chains have warned there's no immediate relief in sight.

Girls' Flight Out: 5 Fab Tips For Foodie Travel

Rebecca Field Jager | Posted 12.21.2015 | Canada Travel
Rebecca Field Jager

Culinary travel should always include exploring the various neighbourhoods and districts in search of authentic experiences. To meet and eat with the locals you must go to where they live.

Let's Stop Enabling The Meddlers In Our Lives

Lenora Thompson | Posted 12.17.2015 | Canada Living
Lenora Thompson

This Christmas, their laser-beam eyes are focused on you. You're the dish of the day. You're gonna be stuffed with advice and ladled with criticism. Because they can't stand themselves. Deep in their souls, they feel like failures. What better antidote than subtly belittling you via the mechanism of meddling.

Kupfert And Kim Offers An Accessible Take On Vegan Fare

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 12.18.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

Suss and Kupfert's aim is just to offer another choice to the city -- not just for vegetarians and vegans, but for those who are seeking quality foods to enrich their diets with. Even the most staunch of carnivores can enjoy meals here (points at self)

Festive Feasting Inspired By Toronto's Café Boulud

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 12.16.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

If you do want to spoil yourself with lavish eats, I recommend any of the specialty meals at Café Boulud, located inside the Four Seasons Hotel. Crafted by Chef Sylvain Assié and overseen by Chef Daniel Boulud himself, you may have a difficult time returning to your regularly scheduled meal times afterwards.

Where To Dine On Vancouver's Robson Street

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 12.21.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Adrian Brijbassi

A decade ago, Robson Street was ranked fifth in the world for highest retail rental space in the world. It's home to the new Nordstrom store at the Pacific Centre, as well as a Roots, Salvatore Ferragamo and Aritzia locations. With so much holiday shopping to be done this month, you need places to nosh, as well.

Discover An Old-School Elegance In Nice, France

Cédric Lizotte | Posted 12.09.2015 | Canada Travel
Cédric Lizotte

The French Riviera is exquisite, and at the time of my visit, American and German tourists were everywhere, falling in love with the city, which is tailored for tourism. Some may think that nearby Cannes and Monaco are the centre of the Earth, with their film festival and F1 Grand Prix, respectively, but Nice is a tourist centre for abundant reasons.

There's More To Marseille Than Petty Crime

Cédric Lizotte | Posted 12.07.2015 | Canada Travel
Cédric Lizotte

Marseille is too frequently overlooked or avoided by tourists who have been turned off by news reports portraying it as the French capital of crime. But travellers to Marseille will find the city is full of delights, including fantastic food and wonderful wines.

Foodborne Illness Is Still A Serious Issue In Canada And Abroad

Jason Tetro | Posted 12.07.2015 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

Back in 1999, a report suggested the situation could be far worse than believed in countries like the United States. In 2003, a global document concluded foodborne illness is far worse than we may have thought. In that same year, a report in Canada provided a look at only a few pathogens but revealed the situation, while not dire, could be getting worse.

Orlando Is More Than Amusement Parks

Vitamin Daily | Posted 12.03.2015 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

Orlando is known as a theme park hot spot, but when it comes to culture, Disney World's home has a surprising array of sophisticated dining, shopping and entertainment options. On a recent trip to the land of Mickey, we saw first-hand that you don't have to be a kid to enjoy a magical experience in the sunny city.

How This Classic Soup Company Is Revitalizing Its Brand

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 12.02.2015 | Canada Business
Tiffany Leigh

It seems that you can teach an old dog new tricks. Even in its golden years, Campbell's brand is still young at heart. They know the market and consumer landscape is changing, so they're addressing these issues and concerns head on.

A Taste Of Gratitude Can Help You Stick To Your Healthy Diet

Jonathan Rizzolo | Posted 12.02.2015 | Canada Living
Jonathan Rizzolo

Is it possible to eat well, really well, without wanting to rip out your teeth? The answer is yes, but again, there's only one way to make this work. If you want a healthy diet to become a lasting part of your lifestyle, you have to enjoy healthy food! That's where gratitude comes in.