Posts Tagged ‘foodie’

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…

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…

Bloggers Who Brunch Menu for May 17th

5 May, 2014  |  by Guest Post

Here it is! Is your mouth-watering yet? Grab your tickets and we’ll see you May 17th.

A Chat with Arlene Stein of Terroir Symposium

5 May, 2014  |  by Ama Scriver

Originally posted to Ama’s weekly column on Toronto is Awesome Anyone who is anyone in food will be at this year’s Terroir Symposium. It’s like a family reunion of sorts for all those who work in the hospitality industry, but one where everyone gets to learn and no-one gets into awkward arguments. Terroir brings together everyone from chefs, bloggers, sales managers, publicists, and well, just the naturally food-obsessed for a one-day curated symposium by the talented Ivy Knight and Alessandro…

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…

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…

Poppin’ Bottles of Fresita in the Petite and Sweet lab

4 Apr, 2014  |  by Ama Scriver

Just the other week, I was invited out alongside my Fat Girl Food Squad co-horts to a fun and fabulous evening hosted by Fresita and Petite & Sweet Bakery. This event was unlike any other event I had ever been to with promises of sweets, treats, some crafting and a lot of Fresita. I had never had the chance to try Fresita before and it was a pink Chilean sparkling wine that was made with hand-picked strawberries. Sound delicious? Well,…

East Thirty Six breathes new life into St Lawrence Market area

3 Mar, 2014  |  by Ama Scriver

photos by yuli scheidt Originally posted to Ama’s weekly column on Toronto Is Awesome. A new restaurant has opened up in the St Lawrence Market area taking over the former Lucien spot on Wellington. Opened by restauranteurs Julien and Devon Salomone (the same owners who brought us Boutique Bar) bring us the newly revitalized cocktail and food restaurant, East Thirty Six. As you walk through the doors of East Thirty Six, you are greeted with opulent wood finishes (retrofitted), beautiful…

Luma serves up a whole lotta Group Love on Valentine’s Day

2 Feb, 2014  |  by Ama Scriver

So for many single and couples in Toronto, Valentine’s Day comes with a bit of dread.  So much anxiety and pressure built up over a fabricated holiday to share your feelings for another.  My life partner, Simon and I decided to keep it cool this year.  We wanted to do something that we felt was relevant to both of our interests (food), relevant to both of our wallets and relevant to both of our lives (being social). That’s where the…