Posts Tagged ‘dinner’

Let’s Eat Persimon® persimmons

12 Dec, 2015  |  by Geo Peck
slicing persimmons

Apparently, it’s persimmon season! I havn’t heard much about this vegetable/fruit until recently, which makes sense as they are only grown in a few different places in the world, and are all shipped to Canada. But I’m glad that they are shipped here, because it turns out they are pretty tasty, and will surely be permanently added to my rotation of veggies. Kind of like a cross between a tomato and a plum, these guys are slightly sweet and have…

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…

Ontario Pork Shares Holiday Recipe Classics

11 Nov, 2013  |  by Ama Scriver

Originally posted to Ama’s twice-weekly column on Toronto Is Awesome. It is going to be a winter holiday that nobody forgets, as I was invited to the Ontario Pork and Zwilling Products food writer dinner at Ruby Watch Co. in Toronto to taste hearty winter pork classics prepared by by Chef Lora Kirk. The evening might just might be the most delicious mouthful I ever tasted, with everything including pork and using thought-out local produce and ingredients. As we entered…

Roaring not Boring: Where Our Motto is to Please You

9 Sep, 2013  |  by Ama Scriver

Step right up!  Fat Girl Food Squad is keepin’ it (real) busy in the month of September.  As promised in our last post, we mentioned a lot of fun and exciting projects to come.  First up, we are pleased as punch to announce our collaboration with Executive Chef Alexandra Feswick of the Samuel J. Moore on a spectacular evening of dinner theater paying homage to the 1920s era. We invite all of our Fat Girl Food Squad readers and beyond…

Curious Cuts: A Pop Up Offal Dinner with Chef Trish Gill

7 Jul, 2013  |  by Yuli Scheidt

I’m an Alberta girl, through and through. But I also grew up eating more vegan/vegetarian food than most people, wherever in Canada they hail from. While I have had meat from exotic animals like Llama and Emu — something not uncommon in Alberta — liver was as adventurous  as my family ever got (don’t let the German last name fool you). That’s not to say I’m not willing to try. And I recently had a chance to try a whole…

Quail’s Gate Winery Dinner at Samuel J. Moore

6 Jun, 2013  |  by Yuli Scheidt

This past Wednesday Okanogan based winery Quail’s Gate touched down in Toronto for a very special dinner at the Samuel J. Moore. Located on the ground floor of the historic Great Hall along Queen St W. Executive Chef Alexandra Feswick’s dishes were expertly paired with wines by Quail’s Gate proprietor Tony Stewart. The evening was as much a celebration of the bountiful year that was 2009 for wine makers and Quail’s Gate’s reserves, as it was of The Samuel J….