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Patrice Fortier & La Société des Plantes

While chatting with chef Normand Laprise of Montreal’s Toqué recently about an upcoming trip I was taking to his hometown of Kamouraska, on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region of Quebec, I was encouraged to take time to visit La Société de Plantes. Chef Laprise mentioned that I should … 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

Stories in Progress: Terroir 2015 – Pioneering Change & Chefs for Oceans

This week the Terroir Hospitality Industry Symposium, held its ninth event in Toronto. The gathering is an annual highlight that brings together innovative, creative and influential members from the hospitality industry, including chefs, restaurateurs, producers and purveyors, food and beverage experts, writers, and business leaders. The symposium doesn’t just educate – often including speakers who perform unconventional … 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

Diana Kennedy

Grande dame and world’s foremost authority on Mexican cuisine, Diana Kennedy, is an Order of the Aztec Eagle, prolific author on the subject, and a force like no other. Her dedication to the traditional flavours, cooking, and ingredients of her adopted country is inspiring; her energy and spunk contagious. To hear her talk about the … Continue reading

Dale MacKay

2014 was a great year of discovering the lesser known (to me) areas of Canada, one of which was Saskatoon, SK. There were a few reasons, most all of them gustatory, including visiting Ayden Kitchen & Bar which had been generating plenty of buzz across the coasts. Although I might have come to meet, and see … 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

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