Toronto’s Best Curry

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We have the most incredible restaurant scene representing the entire globe right here in this one bustling city. If you want to go out for curry on any given night there are so many places to choose from. In order to introduce Torontonians to some new restaurants, and chefs, there will be a Curry Battle this Monday at the Drake Hotel. Organized by myself and Suresh Doss, there will be five restaurants dishing up delicious South Asian curries for everyone to try.

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The Secret To Great Pad Thai and Chicken Wings…

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It was the great Canadian intellectual Marshall McLuhan who coined the term “Global Village,” the metaphorical shrinking of the world due to advances in technology and information. And the term may be expanded to include the kitchens of the world as well; a generation ago it might have been unheard of for a home in Tamworth, Ontario to have a jar of wasabi in the fridge, or rice paper wraps in the cupboard. Grab your tamarind, you know you’ve got some, and let’s kickstart the weekend.  Continue »



Easter and Passion Fruit Are Forever Linked

 

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Today is Good Friday, a national statutory holiday throughout Canada. Good Friday is the Friday just before Easter Sunday and according to Christianity marks the day that Jesus Christ was crucified and died. With that in mind, today we are having a look at one of our favourite yet often overlooked edible gems, the passion fruit. What does the passion fruit have in common with Good Friday you ask? Read on. Continue »



Turning Snacks Into Art

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Ashley Smallwood is a Canadian artist who has taken the art of food painting into the twenty-first century. Her snack paintings are a revelation; art that is part historical archive and social commentary while at the same time possessing a sense of fun laced with a strange beauty. Continue »



The Beauty of Blood Oranges

 

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In Canada we get excited when local fruit comes into season. Early spring is rhubarb season, then as the days get longer and warmer more fruits and vegetables take front and centre stage. But when it comes to imported and tropical fruits, it seems we tend to take them for granted; you can always get an orange, they seem to be the same year round. But of course there are growing seasons for oranges too, and the best time of the year for Blood oranges is right now, from January to May. Continue »