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 […]

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 […]