Month: November 2015

Italian Food Specialties

Food preservation methods

Ever since humans in Mesopotamia invented agriculture and domesticated animal some 9000 – 10 000 years ago food preservation became a necessity. First salting, then air-drying, followed by smoking, canning, and freezing became popular. Freezing is the latest method of preserving food, but it must be done correctly. The first […]

Mark Anthony annual portfolio tasting
Wine Wine Reviews

Mark Anthony annual portfolio tasting

Mark Anthony Wine Merchants, founded in 1972, is a major enterprise with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal. The Ontario portfolio contains wines from several countries including France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Australia, the U.S.A., Chile, New Zealand, and several wineries from Ontario, and British Columbia. This year’s […]

Those we left behind
Book Reviews

Book Review: Those we left behind

The fictional story told by Stuart Neville, considered to be one of the best fiction writers today, is compelling, “forcing” the reader to continue reading to the end. His style is captivating in its fluent simplicity, and structure of chapters. The whole narrative is written elegantly, exploring the roots of […]

At home with Lynn Crawford
Book Reviews

Book Review: At home with Lynn Crawford

Lynn Crawford worked at the Four Seasons Hotels as executive chef in several hotels for many years before deciding to open her own restaurant Ruby Watchco in Toronto. Since its opening, it ahs been very successful as food appeals to 30 years and above clientele. The book is replete with […]

Rustic Italian
Book Reviews

Book Review: Rustic Italian

Mark McEwan, a noted chef and food show celebrity, owns four restaurants and a gourmet food shop in Toronto. His cooking is revered by thousands in the city and beyond. In this extremely well illustrated book chef McEwan provides easy to follow Italian rustic recipes in 11 chapters, starting with […]