Foodies

How I Overcame A Fear Of My Food Processor

Lisa Abram | Posted 09.15.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Abram

What was the reason for my inability to learn how to use the food processor? I had assembled complicated furniture from IKEA, overcame a fear of heights with indoor rock climbing lessons, and tackled claustrophobia by entering our three-foot crawl space.

Why Food Trends Fascinate Us

Dana McCauley | Posted 09.06.2016 | Canada Living
Dana McCauley

When I started writing about food trends way back in the last century, the conversation was simple: People wanted to learn what gourmet restaurant chefs were making and how those lofty creations could be made in home. Fast forward 20 years and interest in food trends has changed significantly, in the best way.

6 Marvellous Michelin Destinations For Fanatical Foodies

Booking.com | Posted 06.07.2016 | Canada Travel
Booking.com

For many foodies, visiting a Michelin-starred restaurant is not only a highlight of their trip; it's often the primary reason to travel in the first place. From super-star gourmet capitals to hidden gastronomic gems, these delicious destinations will have your mouth watering in no time.

Dining At Beaumont Kitchen

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 03.08.2016 | Canada Travel
Tiffany Leigh

Defined as Eclectic West Coast cuisine, Chef Michael Hay elaborates on Beaumont Kitchen's food philosophy: " It is a lifestyle cuisine focused on whole ingredients and whole foods...it is very vegetable driven." Chef posits it as a place where you get a robust restaurant experience, have a meal and feel nourished.

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.

Taste Trendspotting: A 2016 Flavour Forecast

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 12.04.2015 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

The year 2015 was all about harissa as the new sriracha, South African flavours, and ramen spots seemed to pop up on every corner. So what will 2016 bring to excite our palates? Chefs around the world have predicted what will be on menus in 2016, and the consensus seems to be more creative cocktails, spices from Africa and Asia and condiments will be all the rage.

The 10 Best Holiday Gifts For Foodies and Wine-Lovers

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 12.01.2015 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

Whether your family, friends, or co-workers are into healthy eating, gastronomy, entertaining, or fine wine, here are my top picks for presents that will have them impressed and awed by your thoughtfulness.

8 Delicious Ideas for Your Next Picnic in Montreal

Yelp Canada | Posted 07.11.2016 | Canada Living
Yelp Canada

Picnicking is an important part of summer in Montreal. Like really important. We bring food and drinks and wine and candles to truly, madly, deeply enjoy our public places and to celebrate birthdays and bridal showers and Tuesdays. Check out the following list of beautiful green spots and the best basket-worthy eats nearby.

25 Mouthwatering Birthday Gifts For Every Craving

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 06.04.2015 | Canada Living

They say the secret to giving a good gift is knowing what your loved one likes, be it a toys or tech, food or film. But even if you have a theme in...

Easy Kitchen Hacks To Prepare Healthy And Delicious Foods

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 04.08.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

It's important to understand and be aware of what we are putting into our bodies. We are cooking for ourselves and for our families; it's important that a healthy lifestyle starts at home. I believe that when we are more aware of the good things we put into our body, it not only tastes better, it makes us feel better.

What Made Visiting Alinea Restaurant Taught Me About Business

Andy Nulman | Posted 10.25.2014 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

I'm no foodie, but a 35 year business career has taken me to some of the finest food emporiums all over the globe. Nothing has even come close to the epicurean delight I experienced at chef Grant Achatz's majestic Alinea. It didn't merely shatter expectations for a restaurant, it was one of my great life experiences, period.

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...

How to Travel in Mexico With a Toddler

Amanda Blakley | Posted 05.13.2014 | Canada Travel
Amanda Blakley

My travel companion was my two year old Atticus (a man of few words) who surprised me by declaring enthusiastically: "Mexicooooo" as he looked out the window in wonder. No, we weren't headed to some coastal gated community or beachside all-inclusive. We had touched down in central Mexico.

A Foodie You Should Know: Whitney Rose

Erin Maynes | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Erin Maynes

Since storming onto the Toronto singer-songwriter scene in 2011, Whitney Rose has endeared herself to just about everyone with her songwriting, authentic country voice and throwback style influenced by Patsy Cline and Kitty Wells. Here Whitney tells us about her travels across Canada and her perfect food day.

How One Woman Revolutionized Halal Food in Canada

Amber Rehman | Posted 07.30.2013 | Canada
Amber Rehman

Salima Jivraj, the founder of Halal Foodie and the Halal Food Festival in Toronto has become a hot star in one the largest Muslim communities in Canada, Salima has used her food and marketing abilities to bring the Halal food industry, valued at over a billion dollars, to the 21st century.

Edible Mother's Day Bouquet in 6 Steps

Le Dolci | Posted 07.07.2013 | Canada Living
Le Dolci

Does your mom have a sweet tooth? This Mother's Day, indulge her by making a cupcake bouquet! This six-step bouquet will show your mom how much you lo...

5 Models Who Are Also Food Lovers

TheKit.ca | Posted 12.10.2012 | Canada Style

We know what you're probably thinking, "Pffft, models don't eat!" Now hold on there just a minute — this is where we attempt to debunk that preva...

Foodies: the Puddle of Mudd of the Culinary World

Danko Jones | Posted 12.26.2012 | Canada Music
Danko Jones

Much in the way Nirvana begat Puddle of Mudd, the top chefs of the food renaissance have brought with them a new sub-group of preening, self-important windbags. I'm referring, of course, to people who call themselves "foodies." "Foodies" are people who feel the need to distinguish themselves from the rest of us who eat food. It all just makes me crave a Big Mac combo.

A Foodie Tour of Montréal

Erin Maynes | Posted 11.01.2012 | Canada
Erin Maynes

When I first visited Montréal, I couldn't believe that there are four markets in the city which are open every day of the week. These markets are treasures and offer an amazing glimpse into Montreal's unbelievable food culture.

The Woman Who Started a Travelling Supper Club

Shannon Skinner | Posted 10.29.2012 | Canada Living
Shannon Skinner

2012-06-18-ShannonSkinner.jpg After a fateful trip to Paris, Ackerman was inspired to turn her love of travel, food, art and culture into a business. So she launched Butter and Egg Road, a travel-inspired private members' club that brings together an international community of like-minded people to share their love of food, art and culture during weekend social events in different cities across North America.

In Heaven at a Foodie Party

Erin Maynes | Posted 10.22.2012 | Canada Living
Erin Maynes

This year, the French gastronomic group, Omnivore, went international, and selected Montreal as one of its 12 destinations. The focus is on the young, innovative talents taking on the food scene. The event took place at the Société des Arts Technologiques (SAT) -- four days where chefs from Paris and Quebec, plus one invitee from Toronto, demonstrated their techniques for local (and sometimes not so local) foodies. And boy was it delicious!

When Tweets Can (Buzz) Kill

JD Halperin | Posted 10.20.2012 | Canada Living
JD Halperin

Boorish foodies are in the news! Without trying to, the casual food blogger can be flippant and cause a lot of harm to restaurants, whereas professional critics write their reviews after going to the restaurant twice. In other words, they bring nothing to the table, they just eat from it. Anybody can do that. But it must be remembered that bloggers can crush a restaurant.

Why You'll Never Be Served Vodka at My (Imaginary) Pizzeria

Adam McDowell | Posted 06.14.2012 | Canada Living
Adam McDowell

If you want a stuffed crust, go to Pizza Hut. If you want a vodka and soda, head to a club that does bottle service. I wouldn't serve you either one at the amazing pizza and cocktail parlour I just dreamed up.