For one night, chefs, brew masters and winemakers came together for a night of food and fun in St. Lawrence Market for Recipe for Change. It’s all to raise money for a good cause.
Debbie Field has been the Executive Director of FoodShare since 1992. She first become involved in FoodShare as a parent concerned about how poor the food in her children’s elementary school was. To her, the school programs have had the most impact.
These programs include healthy school food programs and hands-on education to teach students food skills. In 2015, Debbie would like to expand the Good Food Cafe into as many high schools as possible.The Good Food Cafe is a healthy cafeteria, that serves up delicious food that is also good for you. Students enjoy a diverse menu including items such as jerk chicken, shepard’s pie, squash & bean burritos, and more!
For the public, FoodShare offers workshops year round. New this year is the FoodShare Academy series of workshops that will provide urban agriculture skills. (Check it out here!)
Food on Film is back at TIFF! This series marks the beginning of spring for me.
The series kicks off with a film I really wanted to see at TIFF a couple of years ago, but was unable to: The Lunchbox. Check out the trailer.
New this year, Whole Foods Market will sample food inspired by the film being screened. Awesome, right? For The Lunchbox, vegetable pakoras will be featured.
The six-event series is hosted by Matt Galloway (Metro Morning) features a lineup of internationally-known culinary experts who will discuss topical and timely food themes, following a screening of a film that is used as a springboard for the discussion. Discussion topics will include food gleaning, processed grain health impacts, rise of urban gardens, green meal-ddelivery methods, and more. See below for the entire film series.
Indian-born chefs, cookbook authors and restaurateurs Vikram Vij (Dragons’ Den) and Meeru Dhalwala present the award-winning festival hit The Lunchbox, exploring the art behind crafting Indian dishes and the popular rise of integrating homestyle cooking into restaurant cuisine.
James Beard Award-winning travel writer and culinary anthropologist Naomi Duguid discusses the beloved documentary The Gleaners & I, and examines unique approaches to food gathering and agriculture — from the French countryside to Toronto’s organic urban gardens.
Momofuku’s beverage director and Master Sommelier candidate Jordan Salcito presents the documentary Somm, sharing her expertise in wine curation and providing her personal insight into the hallowed halls of the competitive Court of Master Sommeliers.
Wylie Dufresne, James Beard Award-winning chef and the leading American proponent of molecular gastronomy, introduces the post-apocalyptic comedyDelicatessen and discusses his playfully artful and boldly experimental approach to cooking.
Chad Robertson, James Beard Award-winning baker and co-owner of San Francisco’s legendary Tartine Bakery, presents the intriguing new documentaryThe Grain Divide. He’ll delve into the topical gluten debate and discuss the health impact of over-processed grain consumption.
California cuisine pioneer Jonathan Waxman pays tribute to Ivan Reitman (his partner in the Toronto restaurant Montecito) with a screening of the comedy kingpin’s classic Meatballs, and will discuss the art and business behind successful collaborations.
Hurry, cause the 150 series subscribers receive a $50 gift card to Momofuku Toronto and a one-year print subscription to Toronto Life magazine.
If you love DAVIDsTea as much as I do, then this will get your day off to a great start!
DAVIDsTEA will be offering a free cup of any tea, hot or iced, to Etsy members today on February 4, 2015 to celebrate the launch of the DAVIDsTEA’s artist collaboration.
All you have to do is show the Etsy app on your phone. Happy about your free tea? Share a photo with hashtag #DTxEtsy.
This is to launch their brand new Etsy collection.
DAVIDsTEA will showcase eight handmade pieces created by three Etsy artists. Each mug will retail for $29.50 in select stores and online. I will be sharing more info about that soon!
Today I got a sneak peek of the Come Up to My Room exhibit at the Gladstone Hotel! Art is tucked into rooms and taking over walls. There are 25 installations and 40 artists. It’s such a fun exhibition- you need to go!
This year the installations can be seen from January 16to25, 2015.(more…)
Winterlicious is an annual prixe fixe menu festival where you can get 3 course meals for the price of one entree, usually. This year, the prices have been raised slightly, but it’s still a good deal. Lunch starts at $18 and dinner starts at $25.
Twenty Valley Winter WineFest is here! From January 9th – 11th, 2015 enjoy red, white, sparkling and ice wine from 24 wineries in the area on the streets of Jordan Village. Tokens for food, beer, cocktails and wine are $3.25.
The festival features Michael Smith with daily cooking demos and Canadian recording artists The Mohrs, Yukon Blonde and The Glorious Sons have free concerts in the evening. (more…)