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Test the Nation on the CBC

When I got a call back in April to participate in a CBC TV show test the nation , I had no idea I would be on a sound stage with celebrity guests; Jully Black. Kari Matchett, Mitsou, Ed Robertson, Emanuel Sandhu and Tommy Chong and our host Wendy Mesley and Brent Bambury. Which will […]

The Ten Most Influntial Hispanic Canadians

The launch of this year’s award ceremonies for the Ten Most Influential Hispanic Canadians kicked off last week at the Toronto Stock Exchange. The awards are the brainchild of Mauricio Ospina, champion of our Latino businesses and entrepreneurs, creator of the online magazine Hispanic Business With Ospina: champion of Latino accomplishment in Canada It’s time […]

Terroir: The Taste of Place

Last year was a first. Never before had restaurant leaders sat down to a professional event with such a high-minded name as Terroir, A Sense of Place. Essentially, terroir means that you can taste a place because the land and meteorology imparts unique flavours to the food that emerges from it, the animals who feed […]

Gourmet Magazine Says It “Con Gusto”

I don’t know what all the fuss was about .Gourmet devotes their September issue entirely to Latino Food, and according to Editor Ruth Riechl, in her interview with the Reuters News Service, it didn’t sit well with some of her readers. She says she got comments like, “This is disgusting. We never eat this kind […]

Going National About a Humble Venezuelano Dish

I got an email from Michelle Eliot in Vancouver. She’s the associate producer of Sounds Like Canada on CBC Radio One. They were producing a summer series about a teen chef prodigy named Neil Flambé (their answer to Harry Potter, she said). They were looking for some veteran chefs to interview them about the dish […]


Great piece about the first Latino American Slow Food event in Toronto. by Alistair Kyte from Food services and Hospitality magazine From our OLA event from last November. Dreams do come true. Thanks to Mary Luz Mejias and Mario Stojanac from Sizziling Communications. Toronto life on five food trends to watch in 2010; Sabrosito is […]