Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
It seems like there’s always a food festival of one kind or another when it’s summer in Toronto. A few weeks back, I found myself in Scarborough to check out a new food festival, TO Food Fest. Held at the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, its aim was to showcase local GTA chefs who provide a unique multicultural gourmet food experience.
There were a few familiar faces from the food festival scenes—notably Comida del Pueblo and Baoss, both who have since become huge hits through their start at the Toronto Underground Market, but I was especially curious to learn about some of the newer pop-up vendors at this event.
Monday, August 20, 2012
This summer has certainly been blessed and I’ve been making the most of it, as you can tell from my unexpected hiatus from here these past few weeks. The incredibly hot and humid weather had kept me out of doors, and out of the kitchen as well, as I had very little desire to cook in such stifling conditions.
But I find myself, with a quick blink of an eye, in mid-August now (oh where did the summer go?) and surrounded with the abundance of local vegetables and fruits at the height of their splendour: late summer cherries, juicy peaches, delicate zucchini and eggplant, sweet corn... And with some mild weather having rolled in (a gentle reminder from Mother Nature that fall is just around the corner…), I felt the pull of my kitchen calling me back.