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Latin Food Pairings with Prosecco Wines!

Article by London base writer Anne Coles. Serving up traditional dishes with a fruity Italian twist. Prosecco, a classic Italian sparkling wine, is not only a cheaper substitute for Champagne but is also a true match for any Latin dish you may want to cook at home. Produced in the village of Veneto in northwest […]

Toronto’s first Pan American Food Festival.

Back in early May I was invited to be part of the Pan American Food Festival by the festival culinary curator Mary Luz Mejia and immediately said yes “Si”, how many times would I get the chance to see and share the stage with some of my culinary heroes? not often. With my good friend […]

Latino goes Local with SlowFood

Cava’s Chris McDonald has invited me to join him to cook a special Latino dinner for Slow Food Toronto’s culinary series, and I’m excited. This will be the first time working with Chris, his Cava partner Doug Penfold and Carlos Rodriguez from Hart House. It will be the second time working with Marina Quierolo, owner […]

Cachapas at St. Andrew’s Farmers Market

I team up with Eduardo Lee and Marc Lukacs, owners of Arepa Cafe to do a chacapa testing at St. Andrew’s Farmers Market to promote the opening of the restaurant that will be located at 490 Queen Street West. With Eduardo Lee Cachapas, which are made with fresh corn, salt, pepper, butter and top up […]

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 […]

Sabor of California festival at Summerhill’s LCBO

Join me on July 29 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at the Summerhill LCBO for the “Sabor de California” festival. I am going to celebrate with a class to showcase the Mexican influences on the regional flavours of California cuisine. Our foodie-road trip and what we’re making….. First stop: Gilroy, the garlic capital of the […]

I Love Avocados.

The earliest record of the avocados existence was an archaeological dig in Peru that uncovered avocado pits buried with a mummy in the eighth century BCE. One theory was that the avocado was believed to have aphrodisiac qualities valuable to this culture even in the afterlife. As the story goes, in more recent history, when […]

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