Posts Tagged ‘fat girl food squad’

Let’s Eat Persimon® persimmons

12 Dec, 2015  |  by Geo Peck
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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…

Goodbye and thanks for all the memories!

12 Dec, 2015  |  by FGFSadmin

Hey fellow fat babes,  It comes with great sadness, much thought, and a heavy heart that after almost three years, the Squad is going on indefinite hiatus as of January 1, 2016. Fat Girl Food Squad has been a labour of love, not just for Yuli and Ama, but all the Squads across Canada and the United States.  We cannot express the amount of gratitude we want to show our contributors and guest writers, many of whom have been with…

Just Like Ma: Mom’s Black Bean and Oxtail Soup

10 Oct, 2015  |  by Linda Dianne

My mother is notorious for her complete and utter avoidance of the kitchen. While she can whip up a handful of yummy meals, she would rather order out or coax someone else in the family to cook. But despite her aversion to cooking, the one meal that brings me the most joy is my mother’s Sopa de Frijoles (or Black Bean and Oxtail Soup). Jokingly named Rent Day Soup by my sister and me, due to it appearance around our…

Sweetery Toronto Festival preview

7 Jul, 2015  |  by Geo Peck

Are you somehow sick of udon carbonara or fried chicken?  Need some sweet to balance out the savory at Toronto food festivals this summer? Well then The Sweetery Festival is just for you and your sweet tooth.  Taking place at Portland and Front this August 15th and 16th, this sugary festival even sweetens the deal by offering free admission for everyone! The Sweetery Festival will be a good time for kids of ages clearly,  as some of the activities that…

Veggielicious 101 with Susur Lee at Bent

9 Sep, 2014  |  by Vanessa Vaillant

  When Susur Lee extended another invitation to the FGFS babes and I was the only person free, I couldn’t believe my luck. I have admired the chef since I first saw him battle on Top Chef Masters  —and was let down when he didn’t win. Last time FGFS was in class with Susur it was for Dim Sum, this time it was for a preview of his Veggielicious prix fixe menu. From watching Top Chef Masters I knew that Chef…

Italian dining close to home: Trattoria by Mercatto

9 Sep, 2014  |  by Ama Scriver
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Nothing says comfort like a good old fashioned and well-cooked Italian meal.  With Toronto’s abundance of restaurant choices – it’s hard to find one that stays true to authentic Italian cuisine.  However, I found just that when I attended Trattoria by Mercatto located inside Toronto’s Eaton Centre. From the outside, the restaurant seems unassuming but once inside you’re greeted with an abundance of delicious and fresh flavours in their menu with a beautiful selection of cocktails. On the day in…

Older, Wiser and still (Bad) Feminists – meet your Admin Team

8 Aug, 2014  |  by FGFSadmin

This post has been edited from its original. As a loyal FGFS supporter and reader, you may have noticed that we have undergone some changes in the last little bit. Some have been cosmetic and some have been growing pains. Back in April of 2013, we started Fat Girl Food Squad as a space for bodies of all sizes to promote eating good food and feeling good doing it. Hell, we told all y’all there was a fat girl living…

Exotic Flavours + Perfect Execution + LOBSTER MASHED POTATOES = Toben Food by Design

8 Aug, 2014  |  by FGFSadmin

One of the most important parts of enjoying a wedding, work function—or, let’s be real, ANY event—is the food. Work functions with the same pasta salad (sidenote: how does every catering company seem to make the same gross pasta salad?) seem to be never-ending, and catering fare doesn’t usually excite. When we went to Twisted – Pop Up Restaurant hosted by 2nd Floor Events and catered by Chef Toben Kochman of Toben Food by Design, we were expecting the traditional…

Wanderlust: Fat Babes Explore the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake

8 Aug, 2014  |  by Yuli Scheidt

“I re-watched Sideways recently, so I’ve got this,” I said to a friend days before we set out to tour the wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake. First off, it was three fat babes rolling those back roads, not some modern-day milquetoast version of Felix and Oscar, and we finished the trip off by hitting up a buffet, not some foolhardy wedding. Really the comparison begins and ends with winery tours. It was only a short trip down the highway, but we felt like…

South American influence hits Parkdale: Mata Petisco Bar

7 Jul, 2014  |  by Ama Scriver

For those that were wondering what would finally launch in the old Keriwa Café spot, the wait is no longer. Mata Petisco Bar is a restaurant largely influence by South American flavours and backed by a culinary powerhouse of Felipe Faccioli, Tulio Lessa, Patrick Fraser, Steve Fernandes and Sharath Dwarkanathan, whom all met while working in various Toronto restaurants together. The concept of the restaurant is comfort yet shared plates. For reference, Petisco, which means shared plates in Portuguese –…