Dixonlicious

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Contributed by Denise Gho, Communications Manager at Dixon Hall   Dixon Hall Neighbourhood Services is serving up a second helping of Dixonlicious on Wednesday, March 30 from 6-9 pm at Daniels Spectrum.   Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, donors and guests, Dixonlicious 2015 raised over $65,000, allowing us to provide more than […]

5 cool things you may not know about Cognac…

Contributed by By Mymi thesingingsommelier.com   *All Cognacs are brandies but not all brandies are Cognacs! Only brandies made in the region of Cognac in France can legally be labelled as such.   *Cognac is created by distilling a low alcohol wine made predominantly from the Ugni Blanc grape. Ugni Blanc originates from Italy where […]

CAFE SOLAR

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Contributed by Derek.  Cafe Solar® is our pride and joy here at Merchants of Green Coffee. It’s a delicious single-origin, Honduran coffee; the product of an innovative new coffee program we’ve been developing for the past two decades. This coffee is so special to us that we’ve given it its own website. Purchase some online, […]

Culinary Events this fall at George Brown College

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The Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts at George Brown College has a number of special events and culinary courses this autumn. Whether it’s one of our new food tours, our annual student showcases, or our new course schedule, there are a variety of options for the food enthusiast. Here is our list of what […]

Ask the Expert: Wine for the Holidays with Adrian Caravello

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Adrian Carvello is the coordinator and professor of the new post-graduate program at George Brown College, Advanced Wine and Beverage Business Management. As a former sommelier and general manager at Oliver and Bonacini’s Auberge du Pommier, he is a great resource to answer questions regarding holiday season wine purchases.       1. What type […]

The new and improved Chefs’ House is open for business

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After new upgrades and refurbishments the Chefs’ House at 215 King Street East is pleased to announce that is now open for business! “We’ve improved our venue, expanded the menu and redesigned the bar. Our menu now includes a daily $10 take–out special, offering guests a more international flare that ties in with our student’s […]

Neighbours gather for A Taste of Regent Park

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“It’s amazing how food brings people together” says Sean Brathwaite. Brathwaite is the Market Manager for the Taste of Regent Park, the weekly celebration of food and culture that happened this summer in the new park at Dundas and Sackville. This event brought together an affordable fresh produce market, cooking demonstrations, locally grown veggies and […]

Sandwich Anyone?

Contributed by Patty Junior Patty Junior and her staff at The Epicure Shop are excited to once again participate in the annual Cabbagetown Festival.  For 35 years, this family-operated business has been a festival staple and famously known for cooking over their charcoal barbecue. Serving up peameal bacon, Italian sausage and Joe’s famous steak sandwich, […]

Tips to Create a Delicious Cheese Board

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Contributed by Natalie Taylor As Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) season commences in September, it is prime time for entertaining: a good test before the festivities of the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. We’ve asked Tina Stapper, who teaches Introduction to Cheese as part of George Brown College’s continuing education program, her best tips to make […]

Good Food at Good Prices: Chef on the Run and the GBC Cafe

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Contributed by Natalie Taylor The King Street East and Old Town Toronto district is filled with many hidden gems open to the public, including two student-run operations at George Brown College’s Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts (CHCA): Chef on the Run and the GBC Cafe. Located on the main floor of the CHCA, the […]