Posts Tagged ‘food’

Best of Pumpkin Spices American Treats

11 Nov, 2015  |  by Kirthan Aujlay
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As a kid growing up in Windsor, Ontario, cross border shopping was a regular part of life. As most Canadians know, shopping in the States can feel like entering a magical land with endless possibilities. When our dollar is high, the payoff of American shopping is amazing. Lower prices combined with much lower taxes (6% in Michigan) lead to regular shopping sprees. But the best thing about shopping in America is the variety, especially when it comes to groceries. As…

Wanderlust: Geo explores Norway and Sweden

12 Dec, 2014  |  by Geo Peck

“You always take vacations to the most random places, Geo,” a friend said to me upon my return back to Toronto after my most recent Scandinavian adventure. Maybe that’s true, but I really just can’t help it. There is something that draws me to that part of the world, and I have been going there on almost annual trips since my first trip to Iceland when I was 18. It may be the relaxed atmosphere, organized cities, or gorgeous nature,…

Family Food Memories

12 Dec, 2014  |  by Guest Post
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This post comes to us from Jenny Roger, the mom of a fan. We’re always astonished when people get in touch to get involved and we really loved Jenny’s take on family holiday foods.  This past year I have been able to meet, talk to, and hear presentations by some of North America’s top celebrity chefs such as Michael Smith, Vikram Vij, Chuck Hughes, Rob Gentile, Mario Batali, and Giada de Laurentiis. These chefs are responsible for and have access…

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…

Gearing Up For Taste of Toronto

7 Jul, 2014  |  by Ama Scriver

Get your stomachs ready, Toronto! The Taste Festival is touching down in on this side of the Atlantic for the first time ever with Taste of Toronto from July 24-27 at Fort York. With its humble beginnings in London, England, the Taste festival has grown to be one of the largest and most bad-ass food festivals across the pond. Now, Toronto has the honour of being the first North American city to celebrate their very own Taste Festival. Beyond the…

BigPigTO — City-Wide Pig Scavenger Hunt & Food Festival

6 Jun, 2014  |  by Ama Scriver

words by Ama Sciver The streets of Toronto are lined with red vinyl pigs this summer, all in the name of food. But what exactly do these little red pigs represent? Well there’s a new food festival in town and it’s bringing a city-wide, pig-themed scavenger hunt. For those looking to pig out this summer, get ready for #BigPigTO! From June 1st to July 31st, anyone who spots the “Big Pig” sticker in one of the 30 restaurants taking part…

York Mills’ Newest Pho Joint is Worth the Trip

5 May, 2014  |  by Alex Cioppa

words & photos by Alex Cioppa It’s almost impossible not to make pho puns when writing a review on a pho joint. I mean, they’re just begging for it. That being said, I had a pho-nomenal meal at WonderPho last week. I’ll admit to occasionally being a bit of a downtown snob, so I was a little skeptical about venturing out to North York for dinner. While the area around York Mills has long been dotted with big box chains…

Batter Up: Canteen Serves Up Corn-Dog Realness

5 May, 2014  |  by Ama Scriver

by Ama Scriver | photos by Yuli Scheidt Listen up Toronto and listen real good. I have found some legit corn-dogs. None of this gross fried stuff that makes you feel like you’re going to be sick afterwards. Oh no. This corn-dog was heaven-sent straight from the kitchens of Oliver & Bonacini’s Canteen! To celebrate the beginning of a new Blue Jays season (I wonder if my homeboy Drake will be buying stocks in the Jays too?), the O&B team developed this…

iYellow Wine Club: South Africa Earth Day Taste + Tweet‏

4 Apr, 2014  |  by FGFSadmin

By Megan Stulberg | Photos by Alice Prendergast You know that dreadful folk song, “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall”? If you replace “99” with “14” and “bottles of beer” with “glasses of wine” then you have my Tuesday evening. The iYellow Wine Club is a group based in Toronto that invites its members (and guests) to sample wines from all over the world, and meet and mingle with Toronto’s fellow winos. When I received an invite to attend their “South Africa Taste…

Tickets on sale for The Stop’s Night Market this week

4 Apr, 2014  |  by FGFSadmin

Written by Siobhan Ozege, photos by Yuli Scheidt The Stop’s annual Night Market is nearly upon us. For those in the know, it’s one of Toronto’s most coveted and cherished food events with tickets selling out within hours every year. This year, you’re lucky to have Fat Girl Food Squad watching out for you and giving you the heads-up: tickets go on sale THIS WEEK. On Thursday May 1st for just $65 you get the double-whammy: support the amazing and important food…