Sunday, 30 October 2016

Episode 160 - October 29, 2016

Two entertaining and inspirational writers and cookbook authors join the show today!
And both of these fabulous cooks have been short listed for the Taste Canada Cookbook Awards!

Tara O'Brady of Seven Spoons (name of the blog AND her popular cookbook) talks about growing up in southern Ontario with Indian flavours at home, Canadian foods around her and the mix of other cultural spices and ingredients that influenced her cooking today. With dishes that are easy to make and simple tips to update old favourites, Tara has ideas for making meals delicious.

Plus, THE chocolate chip cookie recipe that will blow all others out of the water - a BuzzFeed blind taste test of top recipes even says so.

Professional Home Economist Mairlyn Smith chats about the challenges and the perks of cooking with Canadian-grown ingredients, which she highlights in her cookbook, Homegrown. With healthy tips on shopping, storing and cooking, this cookbook will get you to eat better and support local growers.

Monday, 24 October 2016

Episode 159 - October 22, 2016

Explaining Halloween to new's ok to take candy from strangers one day of the year.

Find out how you can meet some of your favourite designers and bid on a one-of-kind piece of furniture decorated by some of the city's best...including Norm Kelly! All to support the great work done by the Furniture Bank.

Food + Film = the Eatable Film its second year, the festival co-founder explains what delicious things there are to eat and drink along with the screenings.

Toronto Star food writer Karon Liu visits the newly opened Poop Cafe. Yep.

Monday, 10 October 2016

Episode #158 - October 8, 2016

It's Thanksgiving weekend and what better way to give thanks than to support Restaurants For Change? Ruby Watchco chef, Lora Kirk, joins the show to tell you why you should dine out on Wed. October 19th at some of the best restaurants across Canada.

Confused about what sustainable seafood is? Do you know if you're really getting the more expensive fish you paid for or if it's been swapped with a cheaper variety? Learn about seafood fraud, how to make sure you get what you pay for and how to support sustainable fisheries around the world.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Episode 157 - October 1, 2016

Is Toronto ready for a new kind of plant-based restaurant?
Chefs David Lee and Tyler Shedden think so. The two chefs talk about the new restaurant Planta, and why they chose not to use the word "vegan to describe it.
What kind of food is on the menu and can it satisfy the most die-hard carnivore?
The chefs share some tips and and ideas for going meatless and talk about their inspiration and what they learned by living a plant-based diet.