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.
Marion Kane has been a leader in the world of food writing for over 30 years. Her work combines social commentary and a contagious, consuming passion for things culinary that has attracted a huge and loyal following. For 18 years, she was food editor and food columnist for Canada's largest newspaper: the Toronto Star. She lives in Toronto's Kensington Market and is currently involved in various projects as a food sleuth, broadcaster, writer and cook. Her latest book "Dish" (Whitecap) is available on Amazon.com and her memoir is in the works.
Located in the heart of downtown Toronto bordered by College and Dundas to the north and south, to the east and west by Spadina and Bathurst, this unique enclave is a quirky, edgy, messy mish-mos...
04/11/2013 12:12 EDT
Enter the famous Chicken Marbella of my early culinary efforts. And re-enter The Silver Palate Cookbook. Chicken Marbella is basically a twist on the Middle Eastern dish Tagine and is chicken prepared with olives, capers and prunes. This recipe is my toast to The Cookbook Store's 30th anniversary.
04/11/2013 05:09 EDT
John Higgins, director of the Chef School at George Brown College in Toronto, lists some reasons addiction thrives in the heat of a professional kitchen: Long hours, the pressure of producing good work in a short time, the adrenaline rush, easy access to alcohol and the fact that sensitive, creative types are often attracted to this job.
03/18/2013 12:11 EDT
Today is Julia Child's 100th birthday. In my 30 years as a food writer, perhaps my fondest memories are of talking shop, chatting about life and breaking bread with my inspiring mentor and beloved friend: North America's cuisine queen Julia Child. Here's how that all began.
08/15/2012 08:11 EDT
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