Food 4Thought

ramblings from a food writer & former professional chef



top chef canada week 12

Missed last week, I was sitting here, fingers poised, all set to go, when two fighting raccoons, a luna moth, and my two newfs spoiled that plan. I'll spare the details, but suffice to say it took me away for... Continue Reading →

critic on the critics thursdays

Where to get ice cream is the foodie feature in the Coast. I already have a spot so I turn to HeraldSpurr, who trumpets the goodness of the Lower Deck. I haven't been back to the Lower Deck since I... Continue Reading →

top chef canada week week 10

An alarm goes off and cheftestants wake up. Lots of morning interviews. Connie feels terrible for being on the bottom last week. You know, is there really absolutely nothing new to be said in these interviews? Guest judge is Lynn... Continue Reading →

critic on the critics thursdays

HeraldSpurr reviews a golf club restaurant--c'mon Bill, how many of your readers will eat there?  You're not getting lazy are you? Whilst over at the Coast, Craig Pinhey writes about Canada's antiquated border booze laws that restrict consumer choice and... Continue Reading →

top chef canada week 9

Roger Mooking (silliest name ever for a chef) is the guest judge for the quickfire, which is to create a dish based on a specific number of ingredients. They draw knifes, numbers ranging from 4-16. Salt, pepper and oil are... Continue Reading →

critic on the critics thursdays-part deux

This week, CoastHill does the requisite summer roundup of street food with Bud the Spud starring, and HeraldSpurr goes Vietnamese with Indochine Bahn mi. Meh. (crickets chirping here). Although Spurr does go on the offensive and cuts off the typical... Continue Reading →

critic on the critics thursdays-last week

I missed posting last week but got a few interesting questions so I'm going to revisit. CoastBuote hit the Humani T cafe, with mixed results. I find it interesting that it appears from the article that she only made one... Continue Reading →

top chef canada week 8

Andrea is feeling the brunt of being Cookie McBitchy on the line last challenge. Quickfire Challenge?  Team!  Not looking good for Andrea. Francois and Rob are captains. They pick their teams. Andrea is last picked but she's a force to... Continue Reading →

critic on the critics thursdays

CoastBuote likes the Bicycle Thief (who wouldn't?) and HeraldSpurr visits Two if By Sea for some croissant love and a truck with something different to offer--soup. Soup's on the Move was wedged between Farmer Clem's and Irving on the Bedford... Continue Reading →

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