Italian Food

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.

This is How Italians Do Brunch

Theresa Albert | Posted 10.19.2015 | Canada Living
Theresa Albert

The staff at Buca Yorkville is the first to admit that breakfast in Italy is a simple pastry and coffee, but bridging Canadian cravings with their commitment to Italian dining means creating brunch. Luckily, brunch is my favourite meal, as it allows plenty of time to exercise up an appetite and it isn't too late in the day for digestion before bed.


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...

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.

Where to Eat, Stay and Spa in Tuscany's Val di Cornia

Sara Graham | Posted 10.19.2014 | Canada Travel
Sara Graham

From the Val di Cornia to Florence to Elba Island, here are a few delicious discoveries made on my most recent trip to Tuscany. Some spots do require a car, but if you are brave enough to do it all via Vespa, even better!

Where to Eat, Sleep & Spa in Kingston, Ontario

Sara Graham | Posted 08.24.2014 | Canada Travel
Sara Graham

Looking for a charming escape from big city Toronto or Ottawa? Between Canada's business mecca and Parliament Hill, sits Canada's very first capital. And she's a breath of fresh air. Of Kingston's many assets, I'm most impressed by the cobbled streets of downtown, and the European style of Market Square.

17 Italian Dishes You're Probably Saying Wrong

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 06.09.2015 | Canada Living

Italian food is hearty, carby and delicious, but sometimes, all those double letters on Italian menu can make pronunciation a bit difficult. We...

Who Needs a Man When I Have Buca?

Erin Wotherspoon | Posted 03.01.2014 | Canada Living
Erin Wotherspoon

If Buca were a man I'd be totally nervous to date him because he's so good looking. A procession of pizzas go by and I'm staring, mouth agape, right at the goods, undressing it with my eyes, imagining what it would look like on my plate, in my mouth...Buca is a man I want to get serious with.

Free Christmas Meals In Burnaby

CBC | Posted 02.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A Burnaby restaurant is shutting down normal operations this Christmas Eve to serve its famous Italian food to those in need. Starting at 10 a.m. PT...

My Tinder Bender Date #7: I Probably Shouldn't Have, But...

Christina Walkinshaw | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Christina Walkinshaw

Now I know I should immediately block this guy. Still... I'm oddly intrigued. My show ends around 10:30 p.m. I check my phone, and there's a message from him. You're my little nasty girl. I take a deep breath, and pray he's just kidding.

The Homophobia In Italy Shouldn't Be a Shocker

Brandie Silva | Posted 11.27.2013 | Canada Living
Brandie Silva

I've been living in Italy a long time and the deeper issue here is that there is a concept of family that has just not yet evolved to a point that the rest of the western world may feel is acceptable. But I have to say, if Canada is an apple, Italy is an olive. You just can't compare them. I'm not making excuses, but trying to explain that this is a society that moves as slow as a sloth, in spite of all the genius and innovation it has historically gifted the world.

Inspiration Is No Further Than Your Own Backyard

Craig Harding | Posted 08.13.2013 | Canada Living
Craig Harding

Having such a diverse group of vendors working with us at Dundas West -- from butchers to fish mongers, bakers to coffee roasters and the most amazing seasonal farmers market -- makes my job as a chef that much easier.

Eating Brunch, Italian-Style

Brandie Silva | Posted 03.22.2013 | Canada Travel
Brandie Silva

Among all of the North American-esque things that the Italians here in Milano have appropriated, I think brunch has to be one of the most interesting. The most entertaining part of our midday meal was the moment when we realized we were the only people actually eating brunch food.

5 Ways To Make Your Favourite Italian Foods Healthier

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 11.22.2013 | Canada Living

If your idea of healthy eating excludes pasta and pizza, you may want to reconsider your options. Chef Rocco DiSpirito, author of "Now Eat This! I...

The Italian Garden That Overwhelms and Inspires

Bernie Farber | Posted 11.08.2012 | Canada Living
Bernie Farber

Last week I had the pleasure along with a few other journalists to see exactly how Tony Loschiavo and his executive chef they utilize their 3000 sq.ft garden in the ethnic enclave of the Bathurst manor to produce fresh food delights that make the palate dance with joy. Located a short walk from the Bathurst Paese, the organic garden overwhelms you at first site.

The Scent of a Truffle

Sara Waxman | Posted 12.30.2011 | Canada Living
Sara Waxman

Find a truffle and it's like finding money buried in the ground. Depending on quality, white truffles the size of a walnut to a grapefruit sell for about $200 per ounce. The dealer has disappeared. Deals are consummated outside, around the corner, out of view. I did not see either truffle or euro change hands.

Lunch With... Chef Massimo Capra

Mary Warner | Posted 09.26.2011 | Canada
Mary Warner

The company: Massimo Capra is a well-known chef. Many people will know him from his appearances on The Food Network's Restaurant Makeover. He is th...