Taste of Toronto – 2014

I still wasn’t feeling 100% when I woke up on Sunday morning, but there was no way was I passing up my last chance to experience the first edition of “Taste  of Toronto”. Though finances and dietary restrictions limited my tasting experience, I still got a “taste” of what everyone else experienced and I must say, I thoroughly enjoyed myself!

One of the great joys of living in Toronto is the abundance of amazing, epicurean offerings available. From 5 star restaurants headed by up  famous chefs, to local neighbourhood eateries and watering holes, to annual ethnic street festivals in every neighbourhood, to an ever expanding and epic food truck culture.

If there is one thing that NOBODY complains about when visiting Toronto, it’s a lack of food choices

TOR_9236So when I heard that Toronto had been chosen as the first “Taste of…” destination in North America, I was thrilled and not surprised in the least.

From it’s humble beginnings as a single festival in London ten years ago, Taste has grown into a worldwide foodie phenomenon, with “Taste of ” festivals now running annually in cities throughout the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. Continue reading “Taste of Toronto – 2014”

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Gluten Free Expo Toronto 2013

When people ask me “what is the hardest part about having to live gluten free?” I usually say “the inconvenience”. The “diet” itself isn’t that hard. Simply eating a clean diet of fruits, veggies, meats, fish, and dairy you prepare yourself is pretty easy actually. But, once you step outside the safety of your own kitchen and cooking skills, the task becomes much harder. No … Continue reading Gluten Free Expo Toronto 2013

Happy 20th “Food & Drink” !

Every couple of months, without fail, I sit down with a glass of wine, put my feet up, and giddily tear away the clear plastic wrap to reveal the treasure inside; a glossy, delicious, book of eye candy known as “Food&Drink” magazine. For those of you that aren’t familiar, this is a free, yes, you heard me, FREE magazine provided by the LCBO (Liquor Control … Continue reading Happy 20th “Food & Drink” !

in gluten free bagel bliss!

Seriously, it took me one year. ONE WHOLE YEAR, to find the perfect gluten free bread. Over the holidays I discovered not one, but two amazing products. Udi’s & Aiden’s. Udi’s, popular in the U.S., just finally made it up here to Whole Foods. I tried their pizza crust and their bagels. Both rocked! The bagels however were closer in texture to a kaiser bun … Continue reading in gluten free bagel bliss!