Eating Healthy in Toronto and Why you Shouldn’t Live on Papaya Alone


Should I change that title? The sentence structure is tricky because you might think I mean that you shouldn't eat nothing but papaya if you're in a relationship or don't have a roommate. But if I say that you shouldn't live on papaya and I leave off the "alone," then you might … [Read more...]

From the Top: Toronto, Miami, Aruba, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Sonoma


I guess I should start from the very beginning. I've been on the road (or, more often, in the air) for the last month-and-a-half. From Montreal, I headed to Toronto to celebrate a birthday (not mine, but you can see the gastronomic ramifications from creamy labneh to impeccable … [Read more...]

Byblos: An Eastern Mediterranean Feast in Toronto Worth the Money


Lentils are having a heyday. Is it because 2016 is the International Year of Pulses (so says the UN). Is it Ottolenghi? Has the London-based restaurateur, cookbook author and Guardian contributor inspired this high-end restauraurant in Toronto? Whatever the reason, it's … [Read more...]

Sushi Ya: My Favourite Japanese/Sushi Restaurant is About to Close


When I heard the news that Sushi Ya was going to close on May 15, 2016, I was devastated. I'd been keeping the amazing subterranean sushi bar under the radar, not wanting the critics to find it and spread how amazing it is to the masses. But now that I've heard it's going to … [Read more...]