Canada Food

A Strange Turn in the Road of Life

Lisa Abram | Posted 07.28.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Abram

There may be a point in our life when we approach the stop sign of mortality at the same intersection of humanity and friendship. As my husband and I ...

How I Found My Favourite Chardonnay

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 07.28.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

For a rookie chardonnay sipper like myself, I was eager to learn about the masterful combinations created in this wine style. And I believe that's the beauty of this event. It is open to the public and provides an opportunity for you to try a multitude of wines from around the globe.

Levetto

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 07.26.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

In its modest dwellings, Levetto is an archetype of a fast-casual entity that's executed with earnest pleasure. It is restaurant-worthy fare at...

Peaches Are the Ultimate Taste of Summer

Jane Dummer | Posted 07.22.2015 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

With a bounty of beautiful, ripe peaches available, often people think of desserts and jam recipes. Each season I make peach melba and peach cobbler. However, peaches offer an interesting texture, colour and flavour that go beyond desserts, making smoothies, sangria, appetizers, entrees and snacks delicious.

Top 10 Foods to Avoid

Dr. Christian Turbide | Posted 07.27.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Christian Turbide

Eating well doesn't require deprivation. Armed with little understanding of what foods (and food-like substances) you should avoid will be a huge part of guaranteeing you will not become one of those statistics in my waiting room. Here are my top 10 offenders when it comes to foods to avoid.

Worldly Delights in Your Own Kitchen

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 07.19.2015 | Canada Travel
Tiffany Leigh

Fun fact: This country boasts an astounding 774 soup varieties. If you fancy yourself a globetrotting food lover, then you shouldn't be surprised to...

Retail Dietitians Help You Make Healthy Food Choices

Nicole Fetterly, RD | Posted 07.18.2015 | Canada Living
Nicole Fetterly, RD

As a retail dietitian for the last five years, I am so disappointed that our services could be so misconstrued and mistakenly represented in a recent Globe and Mail article. Our message is one of moderation and acceptance -- not preaching, but counseling when and if you need us. I'm proud of our ability to improve the health of Canadians. The number one goal of our Nutrition Department is to improve the health of our customers, employees and community through pragmatic, evidence-based, holistic food and nutrition recommendations.

Mark McEwan Takes a Restaurant Approach to His Newest Grocery Store

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 07.17.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

Dubbed as an urban oasis, Chef Mark McEwan has taken his six years of knowledge from running his first McEwan food store in the Shops at Don Mills and utilized it to plant roots at his newest location in the heart of the financial district, the Toronto-Dominion Centre PATH.

The Perfect Dessert for Your Summer Potluck

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 07.10.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

As a veteran potluck dessert-bringer, I've learned that squares are your most reliable companions. They're the archetype of the ideal sweet to bring to a party. Meanwhile, cheesecakes, cakes, cupcakes -- all gleefully dainty -- but so spectacularly fussy.

This Toronto Restaurant Serves Up a Tossed Salad of Culture

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 07.07.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

My latest dining experience reminded me of something that is quintessentially Canadian. Partners Derek Valleau and Harsh Chawla of Pukka fame, team up with Chef Masayuki to open Concession Road, their latest addition to the Toronto restaurant scene. The trio are a tossed salad of cultures brought together for the love of good food and a desire to share it with others.

Four Secrets About Southwest Ontario's Culinary and Craft Beer Scene

Lisa Jackson | Posted 07.07.2015 | Canada Travel
Lisa Jackson

The jig is up! After exploring Norfolk County, I'm sharing four of the best kept (and delicious!) secrets about the culinary scene in Ontario's Southwest. In Ontario's Southwest, chefs and food providers embrace "farm to fork" philosophies, creating dishes from fresh fare growing in the surrounding farm fields.

Ramadan Changes What Food Means to Me

Safiyya Vankalwala | Posted 07.06.2015 | Canada Living
Safiyya Vankalwala

Fasting itself does not help those less fortunate. However, the person fasting has a heightened awareness of how it feels to be hungry and therefore how those less fortunate feel being hungry every day. Knowing is one thing, but experiencing is completely different.

Six Fabulous Foodie Experiences in Ireland

Lisa Jackson | Posted 07.03.2015 | Canada Travel
Lisa Jackson

I'd like to set the record straight about Ireland. Ireland's food culture gets a bad rep among travellers as being "boring" or "bad," and I'm not sure where this urban myth originates. The truth is, the Emerald Isle is a gastronomic playground for foodies and ale enthusiasts.

Burger Battle Cries: Flat top vs. Grill

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 07.03.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

There's nary a person who can deny the seductive charms of a burger. Once you've found "the one," you'll fiercely defend it as your favourite -- to h...

5 Ways to Feed Your Inner Locavore This Summer

The Otesha Project | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada Living
The Otesha Project

People are more aware of their environmental impact and conscientious about their meals. The question "what's for dinner?" no longer suffices. Local foodies also want to know where that dinner came from, how it was grown and who did the growing. Here are a few reasons why buying local matters.

The Climate Change Diet: Three Things You Can Do Right Now to Help the Planet

Brent Preston | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada Living
Brent Preston

Our global food system is the single biggest driver of climate change. According to an excellent analysis by GRAIN, the way we grow and transport our food accounts for about half of all the greenhouse gases produced by humans. Here are three things you can do right now to opt out of the industrial food system that threatens our global environment.

The Perfect Diet Comes From Listening to Your Body

Dr. Christian Turbide | Posted 06.21.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Christian Turbide

So who should you listen to? The answer of course, is you. Listen to your body. Really listen. Ask yourself some key questions. The answers to what you should, and shouldn't be eating are best determined by you, and your desired results.

How Culinary Tourism Is Becoming a Growing Trend in Travel

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada Travel
Parmjit Parmar

There's a growing population of travellers that have become more interested in the various cuisines and cultures from countries all over the world, and are planning vacations specifically to incorporate culinary trips. One of the reasons for this evolution has been wine, beer and food festivals.

What You Need to Know About Canada's Proposed Nutrition Label Changes

Abby Langer | Posted 06.14.2015 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

For the second time since 2007, Canada's nutrition labels are being revised. While the new labels are an important step in the right direction, I've broken down the good and the bad of what I feel, as a dietitian, are the most important changes on the labels.

10 Calgary Street Foods You Have Got to Try

Yelp Canada | Posted 06.08.2015 | Canada Alberta
Yelp Canada

Calgary's creative food entrepreneurs have taken to trucks like a bento to a burrito, or naan to a taco. If you don't see the connection, read on. Whatever feeds your fancy, one thing is certain -- pound the pavement in Calgary and you're sure to turn up some satisfying street food.

How I Finally Embraced Being Korean

Jason Lee | Posted 06.07.2015 | Canada Living
Jason Lee

If someone said to me 15 years ago that I would be talking publicly about my Korean cultural identity today, I'd have been the first person to say: "You must be kidding." Until recently, despite having been born in Korea, I would not have called myself a Korean-Canadian.

Alberta Beef Basics: The Edmonton Edition

Yelp Canada | Posted 06.05.2015 | Canada Alberta
Yelp Canada

From sensational steakhouses, to top-rate butcher shops, and amazing burger joints that will blow your mind - Alberta beef is everywhere... And that's just the way we like it up in the Great White North!

Got the Mindless Munchies? Three Tips for Mindful Eating Practice

Casey Berglund | Posted 06.04.2015 | Canada Living
Casey Berglund

Mindless eating is not uncommon; in fact, it's something I discuss regularly with clients. And the good news is this: you don't have to be a zen master or nutrition guru to become a mindful eater, you just need to start with a few simple steps. Here are three tips to help you build your mindful eating practice.

"Hand-Crafted," "Farm Fresh" And Other Meaningless Food Marketing Claims

Abby Langer | Posted 05.29.2015 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

Food companies and restaurants will do anything to get you to buy their products, including using bogus marketing claims. And by bogus, I mean "has no official meaning, but makes you think you're buying mom's home cooking when you're buying a piece of mass produced crap." Here are the most popular food claims that are seen tricking people all over the place.

How to Fuel Your Body Before and After Gardening

Jane Dummer | Posted 05.19.2015 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

Did you know that gardening is not only good for the environment, but it also promotes both mind and body health? Just like the soil and plants in the garden, we need to make sure we are adequately fueled and hydrated. Before or after a few hours of planting flowers and pulling weeds, I recommend these two simple, delicious go-to recipes to help keep you energized all day long.