Alumni in the Community Spotlight: The Edible Story

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Contributed by Natalie Taylor — Toronto’s Old Town is quickly getting re-energized with new places like The Edible Story, an appetizing story from two of our Chef School graduates, Brian Cheng and Alanna Fleisher.   The Edible Story is a hybrid catering company and event space where you can host cooking classes from two trained […]

The Chef’s House – Butternut Squash Soup

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Contributed by the George Brown Cooking School INGREDIENTS-QTY. PERPORTION (metric)-SPECIFICATIONS Butter-45 g Apple, granny smith-1 pc-Peeled, chopped Onion-1 pc-Peeled, chopped Potatoes-200 g-Peeled, chopped Butternut squash-600 g-Peeled, seeded and chopped Carrot-200 g-Peeled, chopped Chicken stock-1.25 lt-White Maple syrup-30 ml 35% cream-250 ml Salt & white pepper powder-To taste METHOD: Heat a stock pot over medium to […]

Spotlight on the Chefs’ House

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Contributed by Natalie Taylor Known as one of Toronto’s best hidden gems, The Chefs’ House on King Street East (near Sherbourne) is a fully functioning restaurant run by Hospitality and Culinary students from George Brown College. Says head chef and student mentor, Oliver Li, “Learning is the main ingredient at The Chefs’ House. It is […]

What’s Happening at the Chefs’ House

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The Chefs’ House is pleased to announce a special Italian menu as part of the Culinary Arts Italian program at George Brown College. The postgraduate program is a partnership with ALMA, the world’s leading international and educational training centre for Italian cuisine. Our students worked and traveled within different regions of Italy for their stages […]

Stressful Eating in the Twenty First Century

Contributed by Duncan Fremlin Broker RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd. Douglas Coupland, Canada’s renaissance man, wrote recently that he misses his ‘pre-internet brain’. He goes on to reflect that in fact, “he can’t remember his pre-internet brain”.   It made me think how much I miss my pre-food-awareness brain, when I simply ate whatever I wanted […]

It’s Lemon Lily Tea.

Contributed by K. McLaughlin Something good is happening in Cabbagetown South.  It’s bigger than the cozy retail space, more exciting than the tea café tucked behind it and just as comforting as their commitment to being natural and certified organic: It’s Lemon Lily Tea. 410 Dundas St. E. (a historic building at the corner of […]

Like Stout? You’ll Love this

Erin Gamelin and Craig Abbott, owners of Stout Irish Pub, will open Louis Cifer Brew Works at 417 Danforth Ave. in mid-September. Building on success of micro brewing Gamelin and Abbott are taking their new venture to a whole other level.   The Louis Cifer Brew Works will seat over 220 people, staff up to […]

Merryberry Café and Bistro

Contributed By Lynne Biesswenger   On a warm day in December, yes there was one, two friends and I decided to do lunch at Merryberry.  Street parking was really easy in this quieter part of downtown. Aside from the food, which I’ll get to, the décor could give you good ideas about what to do […]

The Best Oatmeal Cookies

Contributed by Leslie Black of Love Muffin Bakery   3/4 cup vegetable oil ½  cup brown sugar 1/2 cup sugar 1/3 cup almond milk 2 tsp vanilla extract   1 ½  cups  flour ½ tsp salt ¾ tsp cinnamon 1 tsp baking soda 1 ½ cups quick-cooking oats   ½ cup raisins ½ cup chocolate […]

Remembering a War Time Diet

Contributed by Duncan Fremlin   Parliament Street News returns to the food theme and since we’re still wearing poppies for Remembrance Day, it’s a topic that the veterans must think of often.  Their hardships had much to do with their war time diet.   When I was growing up in the 1950’s, November 11th was […]