Welcome to this new series of posts that I am titling, Photo Memo. This is a showcase of all the photos that hopefully will also evoke a sense wonder and make you linger around the image for a while.Read More
Music is an integral part of my life and I'm someone who's always on the hunt for new music. For almost two years now, I've been putting together a monthly playlist that features five new songs that I've discovered and listened to on repeat for the past month.
Here is November 2017's edition.Read More
There’s nothing more I love then an event that showcase the great culinary finds within our city. Toronto’s gastronomic scene is constantly involving and refining our collective palette as we grow together. Whenever I get a chance to taste a multitude of eateries within the same night without the need to teleport, I get overly excited and blissful. Eat to the Beat is one of my favourite events and it has a special place within my heart as it showcases all the amazing female chefs and their dishes. This year, 60 female chefs came together to cook in support of the Canadian Cancer Society at Roy Thompson Hall and it was truly a night to remember and savour.Read More
Eat to the Beat is one of my favourite culinary events and it will return on October 17th at Roy Thompson Hall. 60 female chefs will be coming together to cook up a storm for The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. I was lucky enough to attend the event last year and captured many of the chefs in action and tasted their dishes. It’s a fun night to sample some of the city’s best plates to support a great cause and put a spotlight on the amazing women within our food industry.Read More
What was once homey and built on comfort is now cutting edge and trendy, Nordic countries have set themselves apart by being the new mecca for culinary adventures. My time in Norway, Finland and Sweden show that the Nordic food cultures is embracing international flavours while harnessing its local natural ingredients. The essence of embracing of new, leveraging local ingredients while brining comfort is found at Karelia Kitchen.Read More
A photographic and video recap of Toronto Taste, the culinary event in support of Second Harvest and the food services they provide within Toronto.Read More
Recently I attended Dixonlicious, the annual food event hosted by Dixon Hall. It's a night of culinary celebration in support of vital food programs. The night was a chance to fund raise for services that bring hot meals to senior homes and homeless shelters as well as providing breakfasts and snacks for students. So many great food friends came out, Linda from Starving Foodie, Natalie from Cooking Quidnunc, and Mary from Mary's Happy Belly. There were also lots of great vendors showcased their gastronomy talents. Watch the video above for my recap of the night.Read More
Some shots from the Hollerado opener for Sam Roberts Band, thanks for Live Nation for the invite!Read More
I often get asked where I had some of the best meals. Even though restaurants and food events have captured a special part of my stomach and memory this past year, there’s one meal that was the most memorable.
This special meal was hosted by my good friend Ken, who is equal parts food artist and scientist.
He visualized a dinner party that celebrated the harvest and beginning of the holiday season.
The dinner was hosted between Canadian and American thanksgiving and he called it “North American Thanksgiving”.
Ken has a background in space engineering and has the same scientific approach to his cooking but he's creative and artistic in presentation. The meal highlights local ingredients in a modern way and has a few surprises along the way.Read More