Monday, 29 September 2014

Episode 69 - September 28, 2014

Award-winning journalist, Amy Rosen, visits the show to talk about her new cookbook, "Toronto Cooks: 100 Signature Recipes from the City's Best Restaurants". The book features 50 chefs in the city. Amy talks about the Toronto dining scene and how our restaurant industry has changed over the years.

Chef Ricardo has launched a beautiful glossy cooking magazine called "Ricardo", with easy recipes, tips and simple meal solutions. He talks about his rules of cooking, what makes his magazine unique and the kind of foods he likes to cook. And...the recipe for the ultimate chocolate chip cookie.

Do you have baby or kids books your child has outgrown? The Children's Book Bank desperately needs donation of gently-used books. They are a non-profit charity that encourages literacy by providing books to kids in low-income areas. Find out how you can help!

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Episode 68 - September 21, 2014

What was Pay doing 4-hours outside of Winnipeg, Manitoba all weekend? Why was she sleeping in a barn? All is answered.

If you were a kid in the 80's you probably have memories of the show, Fraggle Rock.  Pay talks to Larry Mirkin, producer of Fraggle Rock who also worked on several Jim Henson productions. Larry chats about his first meeting with Jim Henson and what it was like to work with the creative genius. Jim Henson's creativity lives on with a new preschool show shot in Toronto called, Hi Opie! and Pay is the guest on the episode airing Friday, September 26th on TVO (6:15am, 10:30am, 1:15pm ET)

If you're confused by the terms "eco", "green", "ethical", or "sustainable"'re not the only one. Founder of G Adventures, Bruce Poon Tip, talks about the difference between the terms and gives listeners ideas on how to make a positive impact with your travel choices.

And the CIBC Run for the Cure is taking place October 5th - Kathy Phillips will be singing the national anthem at the start of the event and shares her story of saving her own life at a young age.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Episode 67 - September 7, 2014

Why the heck do celebrities get so much free stuff?

The 4th Annaul Toronto Garlic Festival is coming up - Pay chats with the festival founder about the many varieties of locally grown garlic and the kinds of sweet and savourty garlic dishes you can try. Plus, why not enter the garlic breath contest while you're there?

Chef Michael Smith (Food Network) is out with his 8th cookbook called, FAMILY MEALS. Pay chats with him about how to make dinner time more enjoyable and less choatic. Plus, Michael's favourite go-to recipe.

And should it cost YOU to make someone else's life more convenient?
Plus, the most brilliant idea for any apartment or condo....a communal pup. 

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Episode 66 - August 31, 2014

It's the last long weekend of summer and we spend it with a two-hour show highlighting celebrity parties and A-listers in town for TIFF with Jordan Fogle (Mint Agency) - who talks about throwing events for celebs and gossips about the stars he's worked with. Want to spot a star and get a photo or autograph? Sabrina Maddeaux (NOW magazine) lists the celebrity hotspots for the film fest.

If you need another excuse to indulge in burgers...Le Burger Week is on from September 1-7th and a list of Toronto restaurants are creating unique burgers just for this week! Na'eem Adam (Le Burger Week) highlights some of the juicy creations and talks about getting Haiti involved with the event.

Chef and restauranteur extraordinare, Michael Bonacini (Masterchef Canada, Oliver & Bonacini) talks about his latest restaurant venture and the parties he's involved with for TIFF.

Always take crappy photos? Always look crappy in photos? Celeb photographer, Ryan Emberley, shares some easy tips for looking better in pics and for taking better photos. Your friends will thank you.

Plus Awestruck 2014 is celebrating with 30 food trucks at one event! Suresh Doss gives us the details.

And hotels are starting to charge for things that used to be about a $25 "personal use fee" if you put your own bottle of water into the fridge?