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“Marben’s Sausage League”

Ryan Donovan [ex Healty Butcher and CowBell] and now head butcher at Marben restaurant came out with a brilliant marketing idea: Let’s get 12 chefs who they are known for their sausages making skills and let’s have a Sausage League. Complete with a first round, playoffs and a championship final, which will take place on […]

Toronto’s Charcutiers

For the last four weeks I have been going around town talking to chefs to see who is making charcuterie in-house and tasting some incredible stuff. It got me thinking. Who started this charcuterie frenzy? If memory serves, we have to go back to 1998-99, my Xango days. I just moved here from Ottawa, and […]

The Montreal Latino Connection!

Spending five days in Montreal cooking at Pullman Restaurant with Torito Chef Carlos Hernandez was exciting enough, but that pleasure only skimmed the surface of our time there. There was so much more. Pullman’s Executive Chef Eric Dupuis and Carlos Hernandez The Wine and Dine portion of Montreal’s Festival of Lights also hosted a delegation […]

Something Outstanding is Cooking for February.

How lucky can you get? My friend and Torito Chef Carlos Hernandez has invited me to cook with him at the Montreal High Lights Festival. This year’s ninth annual winter festival includes 14 Toronto chefs strutting their stuff in key Montreal restaurants. We’re going to be in very esteemed company. The other invited chefs are […]

The Buzz About Humitas & Chilean Chef Pilar Rodriguez

This is how I learned about Pilar coming to town, which is exciting in itself. I got a call from Andrew Gardner, my old friend from my days at Xango, who’s now part of the management team at Reds Bistro. He and Reds Chef Michael Steh, invited me to come and talk to them about […]