North America’s Largest Halal Food Festival

logo   Takes place right here in Toronto. Coming this May 30-31st from 10-8pm at the International Centre, get your tickets now to get in on all the Halal goodness!

Notable dishes from this year’s Halal Food Festival vendors include:

  • The Holy Poutine (Spanish fries made with in-house halal chorizo, Spanish olives and other Spanish inspired ingredients from The Holy Grill, a halal food truck launched by Toronto chef Aleem Syed)

  • Jerk Fried Chicken and Belgian Waffle S’mores from Chef’s Life, sponsored by Sargent Farms

  • The halal Lollypop Juicy Lucy from Burger Factory  

We spoke with Salima Jivraj, the festival’s organizer, about what we can look forward to at this year’s festival. Read on to find out how you can win a pack of four tickets…

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2015 Canadian Cheese Grand Prix Winners

 

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Canadian cheesemakers have moved well beyond processed cheddar.

 

We are so proud of the way this country’s cheese scene is growing. Our cheese selection at the store is a big place of pride, to see so many varied Ontario cheeses when we used to just be known for cheddar is a thrill. The winners of the 2015 CCGP have been announced and from the winner’s list here are some of our favourite cheeses in the country… Continue »



May 5th is Food Justice Day in Toronto

 

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Today Toronto’s City Hall released a statement by Mayor John Tory, with his plan to address food inequality in this city. His plans sound ambitious but the fact that this conversation is being had is an excellent step forward. We credit organizations like the STOP Community Food Centre and Local Food Plus for being at the forefront of opening our eyes to the concept of not just food for all, but good food for all.  Continue »



Curry Fest Is Coming To Toronto

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Lately the buzz all over the culinary world is about Indian food, specifically, why it is so delicious.

“Now, in a study of more than 2,000 recipes, scientists have discovered the secret behind curry’s popularity on a molecular level. They claim that unlike Western dishes that tend to pair similar flavours together – such as beer and beef – Indian dishes use at least seven ingredients that do not contain overlapping flavours.” – The Guardian Continue »



Bee Day Is Coming

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Saturday, February 28 is Bee-Day! On this day, the Toronto Beekeeper’s Co-op  (TBC) will host its annual day-long workshop to educate the bee-curious, exploring the fascinating world of honey bees, wild bees and featuring presentations by wild bee experts as well as urban bee-keeping enthusiasts. Continue »