Giving Thanks: Top 10 Local Foodie Folks I’m Thankful For

In random order, these are the local foodie folks to whom I'm giving thanks this year. I'd love to hear your picks! 1. The Bertossis, Maurizio and Stephanie: for great restaurants like da Maurizio, Bish, Bicycle Thief, Il Mercato (x2), and a Mano; for instilling the service culture in their staff, and the importance of... Continue Reading →


Cutting Edge pt 3

My favourite french knife suffered what I thought was a fatal injury--the tip was broken, leaving the end of the blade blunted, and a good deal shorter than it had been. This particular knife sat perfectly in my hand, with a beautiful rocker motion that was lost once the tip was broken. I caught wind... Continue Reading →

knives part one

Take a peek into any chef's toolbox and you're likely to see, not surprisingly, knives. ¬†French/chef's knife, serrated knife, paring knife, boning knife, fileting knife, Wusthof, Henckel, Grohmann, Dexter Russell, full tang, riveted, one piece, heeled, wooden, poly, steel. Types, brands, and features make endless combinations and each chef will have particular favourites. The one... Continue Reading →

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