A Tasting Tour Of MLSE's e11even

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

When a restaurant is owned by a company whose vision and mandate does not address food -- but rather sports and entertainment -- it gives me cause for concern. MLSE: Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, is an archetype of this business model. But of course, a company such as this would (inevitably) expand into food-focused outlets, regardless.

I Ate At Fring's And Broke My Cardinal Rule Of New Restaurants

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 10.27.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

I should have known better. Generally, you need to offer some leeway for new kids on the block -- at least three months to work out kinks. But I didn't. Because at the time, I thought -- "Bumpy ride, be damned! Imma get me some Hotline Bling." Oh, how naively hopeful I was.

Canadian Chefs Can Help Create a More Accessible Food System

Ryan Donovan | Posted 10.15.2015 | Canada Impact
Ryan Donovan

Canadian food should be fair and available to everyone, whether they can afford it or not -- served in accessible places without consideration of economic background, gender, immigration status, or age. The chefs who are at the forefront of pushing the boundaries of what Canadian food is need to get out of the kitchen and use their skills to build a movement around good food for all.

Cheese Boutique Host the League of Extraordinary Chefs

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 07.30.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

A few steps inside and already-- I'm engulfed in awe; this shop is teeming with artisan delicacies, the stars of which are the seemingly endless chees...

A Vegetarian Feast to Remember

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 07.21.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

Despite my initial ambivalence, there are an infinite number of ways we can enjoy vegetarian fare. I suppose it's the actual labelling of said cuisine that can cause mild anxiety for omnivores and carnivores alike.

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...

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.

Tofino's Feast Showcases Flavours of the West Coast

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 05.08.2015 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

When I first visited Tofino in 2003, there were few restaurants besides the opulent Pointe. Now, the city is teeming with choice establishments. That community love for food explodes into euphoria on May 8. The two-week Feast Tofino festival features 17 events, several of which include visiting chefs from Vancouver.

Top Chef Tips to Get the Best Fine Dining Experience

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 06.22.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Always wanting to learn more about the finer things in life, I spoke with Montgomery Lau, Chef de Cuisine at MARKET by Jean-Georges in Vancouver's Shangri-La Hotel. Montgomery shared with me his top tips on how anyone can have the best fine dining experience.

Best Five Romantic Dining Cities In North America

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 03.24.2015 | Canada Living
Parmjit Parmar

If you happen to be in one of these five cities across the United States and Canada, you're in luck. In addition to gourmet dining, we've got our eye on some of the most romantic places to take your loved one for a feast of the senses this February 14th.

Why the World's Greatest Restaurant Festival Chose Toronto

Marcello Cabezas | Posted 09.14.2014 | Canada
Marcello Cabezas

Food. Some see it as a functional thing. Some see it as a ritual. Some see it as a way to break bread connect with family, with friends, with stranger...

The Chefs Have Landed at Toronto's Pearson Airport

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 02.22.2014 | Canada Travel
Parmjit Parmar

Have you noticed what's happening at airports? Gone are the days where your only choice is grabbing unhealthy, fat-laden food or having to settle for pre-packaged on-board food options as you make a mad dash for a flight.

Canada's Coolest Restaurant Is in Winnipeg

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 02.17.2014 | Canada Living
Adrian Brijbassi

It's the first day to purchase coveted seats for this year's RAW:almond pop-up restaurant and Mandel Hitzer is doing brisk sales. The project that started as a what-are-we-getting-ourselves-into experiment earlier this year enters its second go-round as the hottest table in a city that suddenly needs to be on every culinary travellers' itinerary.

The Main Ingredients: Introduction by Christine Cushing

Christine Cushing | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Christine Cushing

With summer in full swing, it's the perfect opportunity for us all to make some small lifestyle changes that will help us eat a more balanced and nutritious diet. So, over the next four weeks we'll be rolling out what we call " The Main Ingredients Challenge". Essentially, I'll select 12 ingredients and have to cook with them according to that week's theme. A "real mom or dad" tester will do the same, and we'll swap results each week!

Interview: Restaurant Writer Joe Warwick on "Where Chefs Eat"

Marion Kane | Posted 08.17.2013 | Canada Living
Marion Kane

With his long, wavy hair, and the unusual title "restau­rant writer," Irish-raised Lon­doner Joe Warwick sounded like a bit of mav­er­ick. And when, micro­phone in hand, I met up with him for an inter­view amid the event's lively crowd, he didn't disappoint.

A Day Competing at the Bocuse d'Or 2013

Vincent Parkinson | Posted 04.20.2013 | Canada Living
Vincent Parkinson

Alex Chen was the chef representing Canada at the Bocuse d'Or. He was assisted by commis Jack Beers who had to be under 22 years of age and Dan Olson ...

First They Came for the Soda, Then for the Foie Gras

Rachel Ryan | Posted 08.13.2012 | Canada Politics
Rachel Ryan

The American media and general public were recently sent into a tizzy over Mayor Michael Bloomberg's announcement that a 16-ounce limit would be on New York City's sugary drinks. What's next? I'll tell you what: foie gras. Starting July 1, Californians will no longer be able to enjoy the deliciously contentious food.