Ascent Xmedia via Getty Images
You don't work a day in your life if you love what you do. And watching Rachel Nicholson, pastry chef at Langdon Hall, discuss chocolate proves that. Until an invitation from Cocao Barry in Paris, Nic...
Monkey Business Images via Getty Images
Studies show that people who take vacations, including 24-hour vacations and staycations, experience lower stress, improved mood, reduced risk of heart disease, a better outlook on life and increased ability to fight colds and infection. As well, mini-breaks strengthen relationships by building bonds and connectedness.
Adam Gault via Getty Images
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 cheese varieties. I'm in Afrim Pristine's 10,000 sq ft....
Jonathan Gushue could have opted for another fine-dining restaurant. He could have teamed with a pricey, established place in a big city and quickly turned it into a go-to spot for foodies to discover. But Gushue chose something radically different and it's a departure that could seriously shake up the Toronto dining scene. Here's why.
The fact that Joe Beef has been voted Canada's best restaurant isn't going to come as a surprise to enthusiasts of the nation's food scene. But many will be shocked that the iconic restaurant's hometown, Montreal, trails Calgary in the number of entries placed in the 2013 Vacay.ca Top 50 Restaurants in Canada Guide.
Canadians from coast-to-coast have been naming their favourite restaurants in a first-of-its-kind national poll to discover the nation's best choices for dining out. Vacay.ca follower Louise Dorfman's...
When they learned anyone could cast a vote for Canada's best restaurant, Andy and Linda Tesluk didn't hesitate with their ballots. The couple both chose Toronto's Ruby Watchco -- and they had a good r...
Canadians' appetite for naming their favourite restaurant is proving to be insatiable. With six weeks left in public voting for the 2013 Vacay.ca Top 50 Restaurants in Canada, two of the nation's most acclaimed establishments are in a tight battle for the People's Choice award -- which is determined by votes from Canadians.
News that Jonathan Gushue, 41, has been missing since December 31, 2012 is worrisome for anyone who's enjoyed his food, his dedication to Canadian cuisine or his affable spirit. Gushue has elevated Canadian cuisine as much as any other chef in the country.
I spent the summer on the road, touching down in nine of the 10 provinces in Canada. Tourism opportunities abound in big centres and small, with people eager to search out local experiences, whether it be culinary finds or historic tours that are short on gimmicks and strong on depth and personality. In all, 2012 was a fantastic year for seeing Canada.