We Heart Jamaican Patties!


 

What comes to mind when you think of must have Toronto foods – the peameal sandwich at Carousel Bakery? The egg tarts at Nova Era, macarons from Nadége, roti from Pam’s? The list goes on. There’s a new taste in town and it’s time you added it to your list.

It’s time you met Stush, the next level Jamaican patty. Continue »



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 »



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 »



We’ll Get Through This

Let’s get peaceful.

 

It’s snowing outside as the city prepares for a second lockdown. Maybe it’s time to take five minutes and clear our heads. How about a little peaceful meditation? Continue »