More Than Yellow Mustard: Recipes with Maille

5 May, 2015  |  by Geo Peck
Cooking with Maille

It’s too often that cooks overlook simple and subtle ingredients in favour of the more glamorous ones. To make things taste good, usually one will just throw in a handful of salt or a pat of butter all willy-nilly and call it a day. Yet there is more to building flavour than just salt and fat. Mustard is one of those ingredients that is relegated to the realm of condiment for your hot dog or smoked meat sandwich, but if…

Joshna Maharaj creates RuEats, a sustainable eating program

5 May, 2015  |  by Ama Scriver
Ryerson Eats June 18, 2014.

Who is Joshna Maharaj? Well, for starters she is a Toronto chef. But beyond that, she is a good food champion, activist and believer in big ideas. In 2012, Joshna Maharaj was named one of the Top 12 to Watch for all of the positive work she was doing in the food community and now she has taken her vision and leadership to Ryerson University to embark on an amazing project that we needed to highlight. The RuEats Program, which…

#WomanCrushWednesday – Emma Sulkowicz

5 May, 2015  |  by Amarina Norris
Emma Sulkowicz

TW: Sexual assault. When I saw Emma’s name go by in my Facebook feed yesterday I immediately clicked on the link to get an update on her performance activism piece. Emma’s story first started circulating online after she began carrying her 50 lb. dorm mattress with her, everywhere she went. A form of endurance performance art, Emma titled her senior thesis Mattress Performance (Carry That Weight), making a commitment to carry it until her alleged rapist was expelled from Columbia University, where they…


AYCE Popcorn to Help Fat Girl Food Squad get to the Allied Media Conference

5 May, 2015  |  by Yuli Scheidt

May has been a busy month for the Toronto Squad. On top of being the radical humans we are on- and offline we’ve been giddy with excitement over being accepted to this year’s Allied Media Conference in Detroit, MI. The conference brings together a vibrant and diverse community of people using media to incite change: filmmakers, radio producers, technologists, youth organizers, writers, entrepreneurs, musicians, dancers, and artists. “Media” being defined as anything you use to communicate with the world. We’re pleased as…


Small Town Food Co.’s Fresh New Menu

5 May, 2015  |  by Vanessa Vaillant

The idea of Small Town Food Co. intrigued me right away.  A female chef team? Check. Comfort food? Check.  Super cute interior?  Check.  On a sunny day in Parkdale, we had the pleasure of trying out the majority of their new menu, and it did not disappoint. Comfort food classics are re-invented by chef’s Charlotte Langley and Trish Gill in new and imaginative ways that keep those grandma’s cooking memories mixed with new and inventive flavors. We also were able…

Small bites, big flavour: Come and Get It

5 May, 2015  |  by Ama Scriver

This restaurant has grown up from it’s feisty teens as a pop-up at Queen and Spadina, but Come and Get It has grown-up and matured into a funky older brother at it’s permanent home along Queen West (just west of Bathurst) and found its vision. The spot, owned and operated by Jon Polubiec, has tapped into Toronto’s fickle tastes to combine all things snack bar with all things great flavour.  It’s a great concept to keep Come and Get It going for…


Easy Cookin’ with Minute Rice [CONTEST]

5 May, 2015  |  by Ama Scriver
Cooking with Minute Rice 4

I’m going to level with  you here: when most recipes call for rice, I have absolutely no shame in grabbing a box of Minute Rice.  Like most, I just don’t have the time to put into making a perfectly cooked batch of rice and I don’t own a rice cooker. For years and years, food recipes and chefs have told us that anything instant, frozen or canned is a huge no-no when cooking things from scratch.  But the reality of the…


Vegan Home Cooking with Gillian: Potato Salad

5 May, 2015  |  by Gillian Kreft
Vegan Home Cooking Potato Salad 3

I have never been a picky eater, there are only four things I refused to eat growing up; olives, green peppers, celery, and potato salad. The last one is weird, I know, but something about mustard/mayo/cold potatoes always seemed gross to me and I never cared for it. I think it’s because the only potato salad I had ever tasted was from a supermarket. I still hate all but one of those things, and assuming you’ve read the title of…


Fresh off the Barbecue at Za Pizzeria

5 May, 2015  |  by Geo Peck
ZaPizza (3 of 8)

Forget everything you think you knew about pizza, because there’s a new kid on the block who’s changing the game. Za Pizzeria opened on Bloor street last month, and it just might already be my favorite pizza place. Chef Jason and his partner Lisa had a total breakthrough at the cottage last summer, and they’ve been working through the winter to bring it to the masses. Two words: BBQ pizza. As far as we know, Jason is the first person…


Wanderlust: California Dreaming On the Cheap (Part 2)

5 May, 2015  |  by Amarina Norris

 Inside our adorable Airbnb apartment/Outside of The End Vintage in Yucca Valley. Don’t miss part one, which left off with my partner Ron and I not dying in the middle of the desert at night, and actually arriving at our Yucca Valley Airbnb in one piece. The first time we stayed in this area we had the most delightful time living out of an artist’s goat farm, feeding the cuties hard boiled eggs and chasing them around the property was absolutely the best….