Toronto Restaurants: How You Can Help

 

There are currently over 1000 restaurants signed up at SaveHospitality, a coalition of independent restaurateurs and suppliers representing more than 65,000 workers. A number of people have been working behind the scenes to ensure the government hears the voices of this city’s independents. Spearheaded by John Sinopoli, a chef with three shuttered restaurants, he told the Star recently, “The hospitality industry contributes a massive amount to the labour force and GDP. If half of the restaurants close, that’s money not going back into the economy. This is a team effort with landlords, banks and governments, because no one wants to see us fail.”

If you’re here on a grocery store website right now, instead of reading the Economist or scrolling through cat memes, then it probably means you love food as much as we do. We’re all in this together and we’re proud of the incredible food scene in Toronto. We want to keep that scene alive and support our city’s restaurants at this harrowing time. So we’ve rounded up the best ways to do so:

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Pantry Staples: Beans

 

We are in lockdown and there is no end in sight, yet, even in all this uncertainty one thing is sure – never before have we been so thoughtfully connected to the food that we eat. Procuring food, whether at the grocery store or through Uber Eats, is no longer a mindless act. So let’s delve deep into one food item that we all have in our pantries: the humble bean.  Continue »



Get The Most Out Of Your Prep, and Your Pantry

 

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Reducing food waste has always been a paramount concern for us at Fiesta Farms, and recent events have made this more important than ever. Let’s look at a few ideas for shopping, preparing simple meals and using leftovers in interesting and delicious ways. Continue »



Swiss Your Steak!

 

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Swiss Steak is one of those retro classics that many of us grew up with, a delicious steak dinner that braised for a couple hours and never failed to please. But did you know that Swiss Steak has nothing to do with Switzerland? Wherefore, then, the name?

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Pound Cake: In A League Of Its Own

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We’ve never met anyone that doesn’t like pound cake. This is a super old-fashioned cake, nothing fancy, but it’s the perfect cake for afternoon teas, brunches and midnight snacking. Also because it is a basic, sturdy cake, you can doll it up anyway you like! Continue »