Month: January 2012

Book Review: The Possessed.
Book Reviews

Book Review: The Possessed.

The author, an American born to Turkish parents in New York, and presently resident of Istanbul’s Koc University, is a brilliantly playful writer, who offers in this book, a fascinating review of some Russian writers i.e L. Tolstoy, Dostoevski, A. Chekow, N. Gogol, and I. Babel with fresh and illuminating […]

Raw Food.
Food

Raw Food.

Diets have a tendency to burst on the scene and fade away in a few months or years. These days, individuals, particularly those obese and food obsessed, seem to be looking for a new diet all the time. They change from one to the other hoping the latest will help […]

Provençal Scallops with Endive.
Recipes

Provençal Scallops with Endive.

YIELDZ: 6 portions 3 large Belgian endives, washed and trimmed 3 tbsp butter, unsalted 3 cloves garlic, minced ½ cup Sauvignon Blanc salt to taste ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper 11/2 lbs ( 600 grams) scallops 1 lb fresh ripe tomatoes, peeled, seeded ad chopped OR peeled plum tomatoes […]

Factory Girl Restaurant – Toronto.
Restaurants

Factory Girl Restaurant – Toronto.

Danforth Road that stretches east from the Don Valley parkway is full of Greek restaurants. So much so that every year local restaurateurs block both ends (east and west) entrances, and stage a Greek Food Festival that is visited by thousands of Torontonians. Non-Greek restaurants are now populating the western […]

Mussels Nouvelle Cuisine.
Recipes

Mussels Nouvelle Cuisine.

YIELD: 2 portions 2 ½ lbs (I kilogram) mussels, cleaned and bearded ½ cup (125 ml) unsalted butter 1 tbsp minced garlic 1 cup young dry red wine (i.e. Beaujolais nouveau, Ontario nouveau- or Italian nouveau wine or a young dry red un-oaked wine ) 1 lb ( 450 grams) […]

Maple Syrup.
Food

Maple Syrup.

Maple Syrup Food connoisseurs cherish the taste of maple syrup that amber coloured, sweet, unctuous liquid of maple sap boiled down. You can use on ice cream, crepes, pancakes, mix with plain yoghurt, flavour parfaits, and liqueurs, or process it to maple sugar, or candy, or fudge. Long before European […]

Rioja Winery
Wine

Canadian Wines and the Wine Industry.

By all account, Canadian wine quality has improved immensely in the last four decades, both in Ontario and British Columbia. What took European countries several centuries to achieve, Canadian winemakers have been able to accomplish in a relatively short time. This is mostly due to investment, market forces, marketing efforts, […]