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Is Toronto world-class for food?

Earlier this week, the really nice people at CBC Radio’s Metro Morning reached out to ask if I could come on air to speak about a topic that had recently come to the producers’ attention. The crowd-sourced guide, Zagat, had taken to social media to ask whether followers thought Toronto was a world-class restaurant city. … Continue reading

Corey Lee

The modern diner, Lee says, isn’t just looking for a meal, but rather, an experience. It means his competition has stratified: smaller establishments, too, are thinking beyond appetizers, mains and desserts, so a fixed price menu can cost $50 just as easily as $500. The question for diners (aside from an assessment of his or her … Continue reading

Follow Up: The Sights & Sounds from Taste of Toronto 2015

A short post – in words – to follow up on the previous share about a few conversations I had the pleasure of hosting at the past weekend’s 2nd annual Taste of Toronto event. For those who were unable to attend or catch the live broadcast with chefs Alvin Leung (R&D, Bo Innovation, Bo London), … Continue reading

Behind the Scenes at Taste of Toronto: Stories from the Chef’s Table

Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians, and those who are Canadians at heart. Those familiar with the style of Narratives might be aware that there are always different approaches to stories. Sometimes through anecdotes or direct storytelling, others as art-forms or expressions, often times involving food (in one form or another). There’s also direct interaction. Which … Continue reading

Homaro Cantu

We’re changing the way humans perceive food… My goal with this is to deliver food to the masses that are starving… We give them something that’s healthy, that has an indefinite shelf life, and that is supercheap to produce. – Homero Cantu (September 23, 1976 – April 14, 2015) was an American inventor, entrepreneur, and chef, known for … Continue reading

Massimo Bottura

She said, ‘the kitchen is like a family.’ We have a rule to eat together before service, after lunch and before dinner. And now at Osteria Francescana, we all eat together at the same time: waiting staff, service, chefs, the office… one whole team. It’s not that the dishwasher is different from the chef. Absolutely … Continue reading

Alexandre Gauthier

Although some (in Canada) bemoan the significance of the Michelin Guide, few can deny the influence the macaron has on diner interest, or the blow felt to pride and business when a star is lost. And so the story goes that at only 30 years old, Alexandre Gauthier, already recognized for his culinary talent by … Continue reading

Olivier Roellinger

The cook has the same responsibility as a mother anywhere in the world: nourishing others in an appetizing and healthy way.  – Olivier Roellinger, former* chef/owner of three-Michelin-starred le Relais Gourmand, now chef/proprietor of Les Maisons de Bricourt, a 14-room Relais Gourmand establishment in the small Brittany port of Cancale. In an interview with chef Roellinger, in which he … Continue reading

Thomas Keller

Where it all began… It only seems appropriate to launch this blog with my first milestone interview. Let me clarify. Up until this point in my budding food writing career I’d had the distinct pleasure of meeting, interviewing and writing profiles on a number of local talents who were all too kind to lend me … Continue reading

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