This spring at the TIFF Bell lightbox, Food on Film returns for its third year!
This series brings together chefs, food experts and film lovers come together to enjoy the best of culinary cinema and conversation. Each month, series host Matt Galloway, of CBC’s Metro Morning, welcomes celebrated guests from the culinary world to discuss the intersections of cinema, culture and gastronomy.
The series starts on March 12 and allFood on Film screenings will take place Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m
Guests and films include: food writer and editor of Lucky Peach magazine Peter Meehan on Wong Kar-wai’s Chungking Express (March 12); Madhur Jaffrey award-winning actress, author and authority on Indian cuisine, on David Kaplan’s Today’s Special (April 9); chef, founder and owner of Momofuku Milk Bar Christina Tosi on Mel Stuart’s Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (May 7); award-winning mixologist Charlotte Voisey on Douglas Tirola’s documentary Hey Bartender (May 28); author and Toronto Star food columnist Corey Mintz on Louis Malle’s My Dinner with Andre (June 18); as well as inventor and co-founder of Booker and Dax Dave Arnold on Richard Fleischer’s Soylent Green (July 9).
I’m looking forward to the culinary comedy Today’s Special. How about you?
On a cold February afternoon, ice wine lovers gathered in Liberty Village to sample some of Ontario’s finest Ice Wines. It was the second annual Ice Fest held by iYellow Wine Club. Over 25 wines were available for tasting. These wines included many icewines, but also sparkling, red and white wine. Click here to see a full wine list.
I used to work for Chapters Indigo around the time that Deceptively Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld came out. It had such awesome design, fun recipes and instantly became a bestseller. I was jealous that it was for families with kids- I wanted it!
Now she’s back with a book that I’m pretty sure you or someone you know could use.
The Can’t Cook Book is a book that will hold your hand during the terrifying task of cooking. It helpfully guides you though the basics while reassuring you, “Hey. You can do this.” (more…)
I have a bunch of favourite restaurants that I inexplicably haven’t written about yet, and Pizza e Pazziis one of them. I was thrilled when they participated in Winterlicious this year!
They make one of my favourite Neapolitan style pies in the city, and have a custom wood burning pizza oven that traveled all the way from Naples. Fun fact: I always thought Pizza e Pazzi meant pizza and pasta. Nope, it means “Pizza and the Crazies.” We stopped in for the $15 Winterlicious lunch. (more…)