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Let's Go Beyond Individual Effort To Fix Our Food System

Nick Saul | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada Impact
Nick Saul

The key to delivering a better food future for everyone is moving beyond individual change into the public realm. We must act collectively, pressuring governments to use their regulatory and legislative powers to emphasize health, sustainability and fairness.

Pro-Mountain Biker Hans Rey Gives Back To The Community

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 09.12.2016 | Canada
Tiffany Leigh

Crankworx is considered "the Superbowl of mountain biking"; it appeals to adrenaline addicts and it "brings the mountain biking world together in a to...

The Island Of Chocolate

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 08.22.2016 | Canada
Tiffany Leigh

The history of chocolate in Saint Lucia dates as far back as the 1700s when cocoa plantations flourished in the area. And it's no wonder the crops far...

Janet Zuccarini Dishes On What It Takes To Achieve Restaurant Success

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada Business
Tiffany Leigh

This savvy entrepreneur has amassed a culinary empire known as Gusto54; the restaurant group includes a portfolio of eateries: Gusto 101, Trattoria Nervosa and Pai restaurants, as well as Gusto 54 catering.I had an opportunity to chat with Zuccarini, someone who helped grow Toronto's fledgling dining scene into a dazzling multicultural marvel.

The Art Of The Brew

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 08.02.2016 | Canada
Tiffany Leigh

Thanks to the craft beer uprising, people are beginning to understand and appreciate the process involved in creating a crisp and refreshing pint; and...

Your Home Doesn't Need To Be Completely Allergen Free

Amanda Orlando | Posted 07.29.2016 | Canada Living
Amanda Orlando

There seem to be a lot of opinions out there on whether or not your home should be completely free from allergens if you have an allergic child, roommate or significant other. I think the correct answer is that it's totally up to the comfort level of the person with allergies.

An Appetite For Argentinian Wines

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 07.12.2016 | Canada
Tiffany Leigh

When you drink wine, in a small way, you're helping to save the environment. If you think about it, every time to commit to one bottle of wine ove...

Fire Up The Summer Barbecue Grill With Whiskey

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 06.17.2016 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

This summer, consider adding whiskey to the melange of beers and wines at your next barbecue. Although it may seem intimidating to include such a strong spirit into the mix, once you know the tips to serving whiskey, it can elevate your drink game and impress your guests.

The Dilemma Facing Canadian Farmers

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 06.14.2016 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

Ontario produces more asparagus than the rest of Canada combined, with 90 growers alone in the province; this amounts to 3500 acres worth of asparagus to harvest from. It is a $25 million dollar industry. Due to asparagus farmers investing in this kind of research and breeding, initially, it was a success story. But circumstances quickly changed.

Discussing TIFF's Food On Film Series

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 02.25.2016 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

The best of Culinary Cinema will be curated by the Toronto International Film Festival's (TIFF) Food on Film Series with specialty screenings running from March to the end of June. We talked with the Executive VP of the James Beard Foundation to learn more about the festival.

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.

Helping Kids Understand the Gift of Food This Thanksgiving

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 12.07.2014 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

When it comes to Thanksgiving, there's no question that my kids are grateful for the festive food on the table -- an exciting change from our usual meals at home. But like many Canadian children, they have no sense of what it means to be hungry for more than an hour or so.