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Nut Cracker Tea, Shangri-La Hotel

Tea for Two or for Seven Billion

“A woman is like a tea bag,” Nancy Reagan was quoted as saying. “Only in hot water do you realize how strong she is.” My Aunt Lily, a proper Bostonian, met the love of her...
Horses in Kentucky Field

Bourbon & Bluegrass in Kentucky

“Blue Moon Over Kentucky Keep on Shinin” — Bill Monroe The infectious sweetness of banjos and mandolins harmonizing on the radio give us the feeling of a carefree chase scene. Rolling hills of vibrant green...

The Real Veal

We love the thick grilled veal chop at Carisma; the huge butterflied veal Milanese at Cibo Wine Bar; and the oh-so tender veal Piccata with white wine and lemon at Kit Kat. For many...
Foie Gras, Dordogne

The Foie Gras Trail in Dordogne, France

Driving through Nouvelle Aquitaine to Dordogne is, itself, a romantic experience. So many boutique neighbouring wineries dot the countryside as the winding road meanders past medieval towns that beckon my curiousity. I have to...
Jackson Triggs Merlot Brownies

Jackson-Triggs Merlot Brownies

Jackson-Triggs Merlot Brownies Serves 6 ¾ cup, all purpose flour 1 cup, good quality cocoa powder 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon baking powder 1 ¾ cup sugar ¾ cup butter 3 eggs 6oz (175g) 70% chocolate ½ cup Jackson-Triggs Merlot, at room temperature Preheat your...
Napa Valley Vineyard

Napa Valley: A Delicate Balance

“Napa is the ‘it girl’ of wine country,” I’m told. I’d like to meet her. Over breakfast at the lush Meadowood Napa Valley, steaming pumpkin pancakes with rum raisins, a dollop of fresh ricotta and...
Para Gliding, Torrey-Pines, San-Diego

Caliente Cali-Baja Revolucion

We are soaring above rocky cliffs. Beyond, the ocean looks like glistening rolls of cellophane. The sun is a flash bulb floating on the horizon. There’s a nude beach below and a refreshing calmness...

The Spirit of Diplomacy

In conversation with Alvin Ramchurn, the Hendrick’s Gin brand ambassador to Canada To the naked eye, the Hendrick’s Gin original black bottle is a unique, Victorian era, apothecary-inspired dream, and its contents are just as...
Full House Desserts

Flush with a Full House…of Desserts

Toronto's Hong Kong dessert shop, Full House Desserts has expanded to Yonge & Sheppard. The intention behind developing the new Yonge & Sheppard location is to make it much more convenient for clients to...
Chef Claudio Aprile

Chef Special: Interview with Claudio Aprile

Claudio Aprile is a visionary chef and restaurateur, currently at the helm of lauded Toronto restaurant, Copetin. He is also a MasterChef Canada Judge. How has social media affected restaurant culture? CA: I’m active on social...
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