Category: food

Chuck Hughes takes a bite of the winning cookie!

Aspiring chefs baked their very best cookies and brought them out to be judged by celebrity chef Chuck Hughes at Cookie Battle, as a pre-event leading up to the big “Chef’s Challenge for a Cure” event on December 1st. The evening started with the charismatic Chuck Hughes signing autographs for guests with his new book, Garder Manger, at the SubZero and Wolf showroom. Chuck was so approachable, graciously allowing anyone to interrupt and take pictures with him. It was non-stop…

Selected guests were invited to attend the 2nd Chef’s Challenge Pre-event with celebrity Chef Mark McEwan at Sub-Zero and Wolf. As the reigning champ of last year’s Chef Challenge, McEwan talked about how he was going to make his team work really hard to defend his title for this year’s Chef’s Challenge on December 1st at Fairmont Royal York Hotel. When asked what his tip for his potential team members in the audience, he joked “don’t cut yourself!” So the…

Photography by Flora Tran There is a new craze in the culinary world, many call it molecular cuisine. It is experimental cooking that focuses on the physical and chemical transformations of ingredients. Fortunately, Flora and I had the privilege to experience this modern method of cooking with Chef John Placko on October 24 at one of Nella Cucina’s culinary workshop sessions. Molecular cuisine is all about manipulating the senses. Familiar food is presented in an unfamiliar and unexpected way so…

For the 17th year, Eat to the Beat held their annual women-helping-women culinary fundraiser, where guests get to indulge in a vast variety of delectable Ontario culinary delights from 60 female chefs. The event is a great cause where the Willow Breast Cancer Support, a national non-profit organization that not only supports women in surviving breast cancer but also to thrive. The evening features sweet and savoury food and drinks, live music, a silent auction, raffle draw for great prizes…

On Oct 21, 2012 join over 130 chefs in possibly the largest one-day culinary soup-based protest in the world.  This delicious event will raise awareness to stop the proposed Highland Companies’ Mega-Quarry north of Toronto.   This follows last year’s sequel to 2011’s Foodstock, where dozens of chefs, farmers and musicians and 28,000 supporters gathered for this cause. Soupstock will be hosted by the Canadian Chef’s Congress and the David Suzuki Foundation. “While Foodstock was amazing, it only whet our appetite…

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month!  So what better way to support this important month than to join a women-helping-women culinary fundraiser, Eat to the Beat, and be treated with tons of delectable Ontario culinary delights from 60 female chefs, each with their own food stations alongside a selection of fine wines and beer.  This event benefits the Wilow Breast Cancer Support non-profit organization that not only supports women in surviving breast cancer but also to thrive. This event is…

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