Toronto has a food scene most comparable to New York. Our city offers cuisine from every region in the world so much so that traditional Canadian foods are a near thing of the past. I myself definitely have an adventurous pallet, I long for new interesting creations and fusion of exotic flavours. But there is one time of the year that I don’t have to be creative, I just have to visit the Canadian National Exhibition food building where creativity runs rampant and there is no shortage of innovative treats. I arrived at the CNE food building to a...Read More
On Saturday August 16th the picturesque Beeton-Tottenham hosted an amazingly unique event called Flavours in the Field, an adults only culinary adventure by train. Along the South-Simcoe Railway foodies were transported back in time on a movie set like passenger train from the early nineteen hundreds. The festival goers traveled through the beautiful countryside and arrived in a field decorated with a traditional country theme including hay stacks and sunflowers. A live band entertained the crowd while they sampled treats from local farmers, restaurants and alcohol producers. The food was no disappointment, Allison Ontario’s, Indian Flames served up their...Read More
On Sunday, wrapping up the Caribana festivities, local Private Chef Fabulous Faith hosted an urban pop-up brunch in downtown Toronto. Featuring the music of veteran DJ Jug E playing old school r&b, classic house and 90s hip hop the atmosphere was perfect to suit her food. The menu had four options of Faith’s custom twists on classic soul food, including chicken n waffles, lobster mac, jerk chicken and even a vegan gluten free option. Faith’s sponsors included Silver Lakes Vodka for her custom cocktail menu and Royal Treasures provided gift bags for high-end guests. The event was a great...Read More
As this is my first post on You Gotta Eat This and I am definitely a proud Canadian, I thought I would take this opportunity to explain a little bit about what is a traditional Canadian cuisine. The multiculturalism prominent in large cities has overshadowed traditional Canadian food as immigrants crave their own flavors and heavily advertised main stream fast food chains. Although in rural areas, there is no access to restaurants and people cook for themselves. The original Canadian diet consisted of lots of wild game meat and fish. Salmon, trout, bass, elk, moose, deer …. That’s right!...Read More
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