Da Gianni e Maria

Da Gianni e Maria796 St. Clair Avenue West ●●●●●●●●●○9/10 Italian at its bestWhen you walk into an Italian restaurant for the first time, do you ever get the feeling you've done this before? The same Italian Café CD is playing in the background, the pasta is from a box and the … [Read more...]

Camros Organic Eatery – Is Vegan a Culture?

Camros Organic Eatery 25 Hayden Street, Toronto, ON ●●●●●●●●○○ 8/10 Persian Located one block south of Bloor, east of Yonge Street, is a cosy Persian-inspired eatery. Providing respite from the traffic and culinary congestion of Yonge Street, Camros … [Read more...]

Sringrolls – Toronto as it was in 2008…

pad thai, spring rolls, toronto

These are reviews I wrote before leaving Toronto in 2008. They encompass a wide range of cuisines, either authentic representations or cultural adaptations, or somewhere in the foggy middle ground, of the city I called home. Spring Rolls 40 Dundas Street West Toronto, … [Read more...]

Toronto vs. Montreal as only it can be compared…in terms of food

When I hear people insist that the term "multiculturalism" should be replaced by "interculturalism" I get a little upset. Maybe the latter is a more politically correct term because it implies social interaction and discussion among cultures, as opposed to sharp divides and … [Read more...]

Coq Au Vin: Bonnie Stern’s “The Best of Heart-Smart Cooking”


I always thought I was supposed to be French. There are many factors involved in this, ranging from my love of homemade, fresh, rich—but healthy—food made from high-quality ingredients, to my idolization of a digestive liqueur that creates a seemingly bottomless stomach in which … [Read more...]