It’s Going To Get Better

2021 is off to a great start. Just kidding.

After the not so shocking events in America this week, and revelations about white supremacy groups in Canada, it’s been a non-stop emotional roller coaster of bad news, shocking mob scenes and traumatic evidence of deep-seated racism. Continue »



Get Pickled: A Free Fermentation Class

 

David Zilber is a Torontontonian who left the nest and flew to Copenhagen. There he began working for René Redzepi, considered the greatest chef on earth by many, and wrote a book with him. The Noma Guide to Fermentation is a bible of preserving and occupies a rarified place on the cookbook shelf, right beside The Art of Fermentation by Sandor Ellix Katz.

Now Katz and Zilber are coming together to do a free class on their favourite subject. Continue »



Weekly Flyer January 8th – January 21st, 2021

Weekly Flyer January 8 – January 21



A Fresh Start to 2021

 

While not much has changed on the pandemic front; Toronto is still in lockdown, winter has set in and we are looking at the two coldest months of the year to get through. Still, we’ve changed – certainly 2020 has changed us as individuals – in more ways than in previous years, and collectively. The human race came in to 2020 with no idea what the future held. We are coming into 2021 with our eyes wide open and maybe our hearts a bit more open as well. And our kitchens – well, have they ever seen so much action? Continue »



A Case for Christmas Duck

Here is a whole post devoted to why you should roast a duck this Christmas. Nothing against turkey or brisket or ham – all of the large celebratory meats are welcome at the holidays. But this year we are keeping things tight; no big gatherings, the leaf will stay stowed in the dining room table – so why not try a littler critter for your roast beast?

The New York Times roast duck has a secret…

 

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COVID-19 Update December

Following our protocol when feeling under the weather these days, three team members have tested positive for COVID-19.

The good news: The affected team members feel well. 

The bad news: To err on the side of caution and, frankly, to give our team a rest, we’re going to take Saturday, December 12th off for a deep clean. You can follow Butterfly Releases for more updates.

In the interest of full disclosure, we’d like to let you know the team members test report and work dates:

  • One reported a positive test on December 9th (last worked: December 5th).
  • The second reported a positive test on December 11th (last worked: December 6th).
  • The third reported a positive test on December 11th (last worked: December 8th).

Per Toronto Public Health recommendations, anyone who spoke to the team members within 6 feet for 15 minutes has been notified, asked to isolate and get tested.

We apologize for the inconvenience. Closing on a Saturday during Hannukah🕎 wasn’t on our schedule. But, you know, pandemic 🦠. 

Thanks for your patience, and see you on Sunday, in the aisles.

💚🐓.