TAIWANfest Is Back!

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This is a great time to live in Toronto, with food festivals and cultural celebrations occurring just about every week. And this coming weekend,  starting Friday August 28 and winding down on Sunday, TAIWANfest will bring all facets of Taiwanese culture to Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre.

“Jia Ba Buei?” in Taiwanese means “Have you eaten yet?” It is the equivalent of “How are you?” in English and is one of the most commonly-used greetings you will hear in Taiwan. Making sure your friends or guests are not hungry is not only an important social etiquette but also shows the hospitable nature of Taiwanese people.”-Asian Canadian Special EventsAssociation 

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Toronto’s Coconut Festival Is This Weekend

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This coming Sunday, August 23, David Pecaut Square will be rockin’ and rollin’ with coconuts. Produced by Coconut Festival Canada, the second annual Coconut Festival promises to reveal everything you always wanted to know about coconuts but were afraid to ask; the multitude of culinary uses as well as the myriad of health benefits that this most remarkable fruit (or more technically, “drupe”) possesses.

“Our goal is to educate consumers about the simplicity of natural lifestyle and how coconuts can contribute to that in your day-to-day healthy living, preventing sickness and diseases,” says founder Anne Josef. Continue »



Food & Wine Comes To Toronto

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This just in! The Evergreen Brickworks will be hosting the first ever  Toronto Food & Wine Festival September 18-15 and it is an event you will not want to miss. The three day extravaganza will feature some of Toronto, and Canada’s, most noteworthy talents in the culinary world, showcasing our best restaurants, breweries and wineries. The weekend will include cooking classes, wine and beer tastings hosted by knowledgeable experts and sommeliers and will have you rubbing shoulders with international chefs. Continue »



New Running Program for Kids

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Summer vacation is officially on! Does that mean the rugrats are holed up inside playing Halo or are they out in the sun running around? It can be shockingly hard to encourage some kids to go out and play, beautiful sunny days sometimes can’t hold a candle (see what I did there?) to that addictive PlayStation. As parents you must fight this and not raise up a generation of zombies raised on Minecraft and Grand Theft Auto. Our suggestion? Check out this new running series that starts in Ontario this summer. Continue »



Greek Meatballs & Stuffed Eggplant

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We’re big fans of Christine Cushing’s line of tomato sauces, roasted peppers and bold Greek olive oils. She’s doing a tasting of her products tonight at the Drake Hotel. She’ll be serving up juicy Greek meatballs in a spicy tomato sauce, eggplant stuffed with manouri cheese and she’ll be also be offering a tasting of those delicious olive oils. It’s all free and it starts at 8pm.

We caught up with Christine for a quick interview about Greek cuisine… Continue »