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Plant-based? Gluten-free? Halal? Today’s dining public is increasingly specific in their dietary needs. Restaurants that don’t cater to this reality are missing the boat. This forum is written by and for diners who need to know what is new and exciting that respects all our dietary sensitivities.

Aztec Bowl at Copper Branch Toronto

Copper Branch: Your Lunch Hour Haven (Vegan or Not)

12 noon. Lunch time in the city of Toronto. So begins the daily march, the scramble of feet led by roaring stomachs to embark on a quest for the satisfaction of taste that will...
Chili Peppers

The Pleasures of Pepper

My name is Sara and I’m an addict. I got hooked 15 years ago, in New Orleans with my first fix – a Cajun martini. It all looked so innocent: the bright-red chili pepper...
vegandale food and drink festival

Vegandale Food & Drink Festival Returns to Toronto!

You may remember the Vegan Food and Drink Festival from last summer when it came to Toronto with all of its cruelty-free deliciousness. It’s back for a fourth summer, but for an extra day...

Stalking the Elusive Mushroom

A walk on the wild side – stalking the edible fungi: morels, chanterelles, boletus, portabellos. At dawn, we’re on a safari in the foothills of the Santa Lucia mountain range in California with a...
A&W Beyond Meat Burger

A&W’s Beyond Meat Burger is Beyond Belief

I lay in bed last night looking down at my fast food induced food baby without an ounce of the usual contempt or regret. In fact, I day dreamed of a gender reveal where...

Apple Lust

“WOW!!” That’s the first thing I said when I opened my sample box of Pazazz Apples. (Coincidentally, the box actually reads: “Wow Right Now”.) These are beautiful apples. Like something out of a fairytale....

It’s National Nut Day!

It's National Nut Day, which can only mean one of two things: do something crazy; or indulge in some nuts at snack time. First, let's be clear about what is, or are, nuts. That...

Nuts for Cheese

I was always an eager and glutinous dairy consumer, partly because it is delicious and partly because of the health benefits that have been hammered into my head, and very likely yours. The effects...
Adam Waxman with President Jimmy Carter

Working For Peanuts

When in Georgia, do as the Georgians: grab a cold bottle of Coke and pour in a handful of salted, roasted peanuts! The simple peanut is actually quite complex. We add it to salads, entrées...

Pasta and Olive Oil – Life Partners

Since recorded history, olive oil has been mentioned with reverence. The wind, sun, sea, earth and sky, the terroir in each olive grove region, gives unique elements to the flavors, texture and colors of...

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