I spent last week visiting and learning all about the making of tequila in Mexico in the state of Jalisco. Instead of my usual Canadiana fare, I will be bringing you foodie highlights from Mexico over the next week. Today’s foodie topic is tequila!
Forget your Zaidy’s Manischewitz, modern wine producers are making Kosher wines that can hold their own at any dinnner table.
Brewers Plate is a delicious collaborative effort between Green Enterprise Toronto (GET), Slow Food Toronto and Local Food Plus (LFP) who work to promote local-sustainable food and farming. The event takes place Friday April 17 at the University of Toronto’s Hart House and pairs locally made beers with gourmet dishes, all made from local ingredients.
Thirty minutes outside of Quebec City is the The Hôtel de Glace at Station touristique Duchesnay, on the shores of Lac St-Joseph. I’m sure you have all heard of it as I had, so I decided to check it out while I was in Quebec City for the wine show. I could never get quite [...]
Last weekend Quebec City launched their first annual food and wine show. Wine shows can be overwhelming, as there are so many merchants present and each one showcases a wide selection of their products. It usually takes a while to get the feel for the room, see where the crowds are and schmooze the other [...]
I was invited to a wake last Wednesday. It wasn’t the sad event you might imagine, it was the William Grant company’s clever idea to boost morale and make sure the whisky is still flowing in these depressed economic times. And the whisky was flowing! Glenfiddich 15 and 12-year-old scotch was the libation of choice [...]
January’s frigid temperatures have sparked the grape harvest for 2008 grapes. Canadian Living‘s wine writer Anne Martin writes all about Icewine in the February issue of Canadian Living. She shares her favourites and gives recommendations on how to serve it. The harvesting takes place throughout January depending on the temperature and location of the vines. [...]
My foodie find for this week is a pack of fine brews from Ontario. The Ontario Craft Brewers have cleverly packaged a selection of beers together so beer lovers can try a variety of locally made beers and discover which ones they like. This is the second time the OCB has released a mixed pack, [...]
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 [...]