How To Be An Ally

The coming week is normally one of celebration across the country. This year that might look a little different as Canadians come to terms with the devastating news out of Saskatchewan this week, and out of Kamloops earlier in the month.

A New York Times story published yesterday by Canadian correspondent Dan Bilefsky is titled “My Long Overdue Indigenous Education”. The title sums up the feelings of many Canadians as we grapple with the horrifying news. Continue »



Our Proud Producers: Good Wheel Pizza

 

A young Toronto knifemaker couldn’t find a frozen pizza that was delicious enough to suit him, so he started making his own. Alex Commons experienced a sharp drop (pun intended) in business when the pandemic hit. The free time led to a pizza obsession. We’re excited to support the results of that obsession, and showcase another in Our Proud Producers series –  Good Wheel frozen pizzas, made by Alex and his brother Jordan. Continue »



Say It With (Local) Flowers

 

UPDATE: we can’t guarantee that we’ll have Floralora flowers left, but we have plenty of bouquets in-store today for Mother’s Day

We don’t often think of where our flowers come from – especially in the spring when we’re starved for fresh blooms and any kind of vibrant colour. But here at Fiesta we’re proud to carry Ontario blooms from Floralora Flowers. This stellar cut flower grower from Prince Edward County just delivered their first order of the season last week and it sold out in record time. Continue »



Thoughts On Jewish Food

matzoh ball soup from Lox & Schmear

We want to share an essay with you today written by a local Jewish chef. Lev Levine is the owner of Lox & Schmear, one of our favourite bagel spots in the city. They recently posted their thoughts on Instagram on the topics of Jewish food, kosher food, and cultural appropriation. It was so well presented we asked their permission to share it with you here. Continue »



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 »