Author: Tiffany Leigh

Chef Derek Dammann preparing Raw Sockeye Salmon & Tomato Vinaigrette

Doting cinephiles who have an appetite for food stories beyond the one-dimensional ‘foodporn’ we’re bombarded with daily, will undoubtedly lap up “Devour- The Food Film Festival” this November.

Photo: Nick Lee

Frank Sinatra once crooned “Come Fly with Me” — crafting visions of luxury in the skies. And in addition to comfort, what’s more alluring than a memorable meal to go with it?

Enter Air Canada, whose partnership with revered Chef David Hawksworth of Vancouver’s Hawksworth Restaurant, sought to create a quintessentially Canadian menu for its International Business Class and Maple Leaf Lounges.

Bub’s Bad Boy Burger ( Bud’s Bad @ss Burgers, Food Building)

Deep fried. On a stick. Stuffed between buns.

Yes, if you didn’t already suspect it, I am alluding to some of the outrageously glorious foods at the CNE this year. It is one of the few places I know whose food conjure equal amounts of disgust and intrigue from.

So, throw caution to the wind (or arm yourself with an antacid), give in and try something you’ll undoubtedly tell your friends about.

As your willing guinea-pig, I sampled and devoured all the fare…

Back in 2008, I heard of this delectable blueberry scone that was revered as one of the city’s finest at The Drake Hotel. And indeed, the flaky-buttery treat lived up to expectations. This discovery lead me to its talented maker, Executive Pastry Chef David Chow.

Fast forward a few years and since his tenure at the Queen Street West outpost, his creations have taken him to Albany Luxury Resort and Trump International Hotel & Tower in Toronto where…

There’s nothing quite like a dinner and a show.  Or, at least that’s what it felt like.  John and I went to Hy’s Steakhouse to visit their posh Toronto location in the financial district for their Tableside Service experience.  There’s no extra fee for diners to request this and it’s been a staple at their restaurants all across Canada for years.

Niagara-on-the-Lake holds a special place in many hearts and minds alike. Located at the western end of Lake Ontario, it was one of the earliest regions for settlement– due in part to the War of 1812. There are many key sites which helped establish Canada as unique and separate entity from the United states– who at the time– wanted to absorb the fledgling colonies. Today, you can visit the many historic sites that played an integral part in championing Canada…

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