Hey Torontonians! Put the steak down and listen up: The 29th annual Vegetarian Food Festival is back in town. No, that is not a typo. It’s the 29th year. I know… I’m as shocked as you are. I guess I never took […]
Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology.
Let’s over-generalize the nerd archetype for a moment: unhealthy, eats fast food, drinks sugary sodas, sits on hi…
Think you can’t eat for $10 on King Street West? Think again.
Sure, you could spend all your discretionary TIFF money eating at fancy places, hoping you see Mila Kunis getting sauce on her dress or Benedict Cumberbatch sending back his appetizer, but let’s be really honest: you probably can’t afford it. And even if you could, wouldn’t you rather spend that money paying people to wait [...]
This whole diet, new lifestyle, be more organized ‘Labour Day’ is the new ‘New Year’s Day’ is tough. In my last blog I wrote about how now’s the time to refocus, set goals and get organized. Now is the perfect […]
It’s T-minus 24 hours ’till they go back. Another 10 months of, “there’s nothing I like in the fridge” and “Daddy makes better lunches than you” (my personal favorite). I think it’s because he pre-plucks the grapes from the stem so […]
I don’t know what happened, but all of a sudden Mount Pleasant is getting microbreweries and they’re allowed to act like bars and life just improved considerably. British Columbia, with its draconian liquor laws and high taxes, has traditionally been […]
A proud partner of Vince’s Market for over 8 years, with the entertaining season fast approaching, be sure to try one of their amazing…27 Zoom(s)
In one of downtown’s last ungentrified neighbourhoods, an exceptional Ethiopian restaurant.
Toronto has dozens of Ethiopian restaurants, but Queen Street East’s Keeffaa Coffee is truly unique. Located in Moss Park—one of the only parts of downtown yet to gentrify—Keeffaa is a cross between an independent coffee shop, a hippie organic cafe and a traditional Ethiopian restaurant. It’s a strange mix, but somehow the elements combine to [...]
In 1964, sci-fi legend Isaac Asimov penned a piece for the New York Times with his predictions for the world of 2014. Looking at the World’s Fair of 50 years hence, Asimov imagined 3D TV, underground cities, and colonies on the moon. Many people online have hailed this as an incredible example of prescient thinking, but what sticks out to me is just how shockingly restrained—unoriginal, even—his predictions were for the time.
Somewhere in Saanich, a thief is cooking hot dogs on an ill-gotten grill. According to Saanich police, someone stole a hot dog cart Saturday night from outside a home on Raymond Street South. Police believe the theft occurred between 11 … Continue Reading
It looks like sushi time is over – seafood is no longer safe to eat after the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Fukushima continues to dump 300-400 tons of radioactive contaminated water into the Pacific every hour. Japanese experts estimate Fukushima’s fallout at 20-30 times as high as the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear bombings in 1945. Polar […]
Bao 360 Shanghai Express and Bourbon St. Grill are both done for the year.
The cronut burger saga may only have been the tip of the iceberg (or maybe, in this particular case, the fatberg). Two more CNE food stalls have just been closed by Toronto Public Health for, among other things, failing to “prevent gross unsanitary conditions.” Bao 360 Shanghai Express and Bourbon St. Grill, both operated by [...]
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Operation Sharing, a charity run by local churches, is discovering new ways of helping the less fortunate.
City health officials say the problem wasn’t with the burger itself.
Earlier this morning, Toronto Public Health announced that it had found a more precise culprit in last week’s spate of cronut-burger-related food poisoning at the CNE: as it turns out, it’s not the beef that’s to blame, or even its croissant/doughnut hybrid bun, but maple bacon jam that was drizzled on top of every burger. [...]
It’s Sunday evening at approximately 6pm. My legs are still sore from running the Toronto Women’s 10k yesterday. My eyes feel puffy from too much chlorine and not enough sleep. My head is achy after an afternoon of sun and sangria. My tummy […]
The cronut burger is officially a public-health menace.
The laboratory test results are in, and Toronto Public Health is now saying that the cronut burger, a croissant/doughnut/hamburger hybrid sold by Epic Burgers and Waffles at the CNE, appears to have been the cause of about 150 reported cases of food-borne illness, up from 100 reported cases on Wednesday. At a press conference this [...]
We arrived at Chef Michael Smith’s house in PEI. It’s a very tall property as you would expect. There are old and colourful buoys strung from the well-constructed tree fort just to the side of the driveway. A quick glance […]
Whoa! We didn’t see this one coming! Our girl crush, Anna Kendrick, just stripped down for GQ — and she looks un-freakin’ believable. This totally makes up for hearing that Cups song on repeat this entire summer, dontcha think? The […]
New post. Mommy Moment is owned by Jody Arsenault, from Manitoba, Canada.
Hello Mommy Moments readers. I have some exciting news. Since I last wrote in this space, I have become a first time Grandma! Our gorgeous little granddaughter (literally only 6 pounds) came bursting into the world this past weekend and we are over the moon with joy. Since her arrival, I have been cooking in [...]
Epic Burgers and Waffles remains closed while investigators try to determine the source of food-borne illness contracted by CNE visitors.
The cronut burger, sold by Epic Burgers and Waffles at the Canadian National Exhibition, is an unholy union of bad-for-you foods: it’s a croissant/donut hybrid on the outside and a grilled beef patty on the inside—and it has maple-flavoured “bacon jam” drizzled on top. If that won’t fully satisfy, there are also the optional bacon [...]
Throughout the summer, the National Post will be taking readers back to school with week-long lessons on a series of subjects ranging from backyard astronomy to playground aerodynamics and beyond. In this week’s class: Culinary arts: Campground cuisine.
National Student Food Summit shows students advancing their ideals through food
We put the cronut burger—and other weird CNE food—to the test.
There are many classic reasons to go to the Canadian National Exhibition: the midway, the shows, the animals, and even the record-setting zip line. But recently, the meal offerings at the Ex have become an attraction in themselves. Every year, the food vendors have upped their game, coming up with richer, stranger, and more ridiculous [...]
Whattya do when life gives you lemons? Say, “Awesome! Free lemons!” Earlier this week, I returned home from my global adventures (more info coming soon) to find my urban farm had gone rogue. It’s my own fault, really; I had […]
© 2004-2013 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Whistler is a beautiful place to visit at any time of year although John and I most often find ourselves there in the summer, enjoying the hiking trails, parks, restaurants, and other alpine adventures. We’ve been fortunate enough to dine at some of the best-reviewed restaurants in this resort […]
New post. Mommy Moment is owned by Jody Arsenault, from Manitoba, Canada.
I never realized how easy it was to make Greek yogurt. About a month ago I started making my own yogurt which the whole family loved. It was a nice consistency and great for making parfaits with, yet there were some mornings I was craving that really thick and creamy Greek yogurt. Make Greek Yogurt [...]
A visual tour of the Canadian National Exhibition’s history—from fires, to freak shows, to fried food.
When it debuted in 1879, the Canadian National Exhibition fit with the era’s notions of grand fairs as showcases for the march of progress. “From its inception,” observes Keith Walden in his book on the fair’s early years, “the exhibition was an expression of confidence in Toronto, and it quickly came to be seen as [...]