Last Thursday we had David Mair, the The Balvenie’s global brand embassador, come to the test kitchen to lead us in a tutorial about whisky. Single malt whisky must be a good draw, as a number of the editorial staff attended! At the tasting, we had the pleasure of sampling some of the best whisky [...]
One of the perks of being a food editor is that I get asked to participate in fun events, like judging cocktail competitions. Last Sunday I was asked to join in naming one of the winners of the 11th International Finlandia Vodka Cup regional contest. They had a great turn out of twelve mixologists from [...]
I received this comment from Chris in the Pumpkin Pie post, “On the subject of pumpkins, why is it that in several recent pumpkin recipes I see squash as the ingredient instead of pumpkin? Also, as one who hates to waste, I know that pie pumpkins are more flavourful but does nobody use the flesh [...]
So many great whisky cocktail recipes were submitted, so I wanted to share them with everyone else. We had:
Thanks to all who submitted cocktail recipes. I tried a lot of them and it was hard to decide who was the winner, but then I had a submission that made me almost split my pants laughing. Obviously, I had to go with that submission, even though I wasn’t actually able to run through the [...]
If you haven’t had a chance to see Tableland, last year’s award winning documentary about local, sustainable small-scale artisanal food producers, those of you in the Toronto area can seize the opportunity now. The film will be screened on Friday October 24 and The Gardiner Museum at 7:00pm.
This week’s question is from Pam Vallance. Pam asks, “I want to make the prizewinning apple pie. If I make it Friday for Saturday dinner, should I freeze it for the one night to keep it fresh, or just store it at room temperature for approximately 36 hours”.
I am pre-empting Foodie-finds Fridays because I just received two free tickets to the 3rd annual Whiskey Live show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. It takes place next Friday Oct 24th, from 7-10 pm, and I want you all to have the opportunity to take a crack at getting these babies in your hot [...]
I have one last revolting foodie moment from my stay in Iceland, which I’d like to share with my foodie friends. I visited a small fish shack called the Seabaron to experience some authentic Icelandic food. I had heard of this place before I went and was told I would be getting a real food [...]
In last week’s post I said that I did not have the best foodie experience in Iceland, but this post is about the best foodie finds of Iceland and the people I met who were passionate and proud of their cuisine. Icelandic Fish and Chips: Located on the harbour in a stylish retro eatery, Erna [...]