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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...
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...

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...
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...

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...

Reinventing Vegetarian

Lai Wah Heen, at Toronto’s Metropolitan Hotel, continues to raise the bar in fine Chinese dining with its newly launched vegetarian menu, created by Chinese cuisine consultant, Sam Ma and head chef, Ronny Lam. Through...
olives

How to Buy and Taste Olive Oil

Olive Oil is the Essence of Mediterranean Culture • There are as many olive oil varieties as there are grapes, and twice as much variability in taste. • Italy has twenty different olive oil producing regions...
Rachael Hunt

Gluten Freedom

Rachael Hunt is the creator of Gluten Freedom Inc, the definitive online platform for those navigating gluten-free dining, cooking, traveling and living. What is Gluten Freedom? "Gluten freedom is the ability to dine out with...
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