A Guide to Eating and Drinking in Niagara-on-the-Lake


Autumn in Niagara means the grape harvest. ‘Tis the season for Ontarians to plan their weekend trips to Niagara-on-the-Lake for the wineries and the natural beauty of the area. It’s easy for visitors to look up a guide to the wineries of the area and maps for nature trails. But what about that all-important question:… 

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Malaysian Food Primer in Globe & Mail

Gourmet Malaysia's Laksa

Globe and Mail’s food critic Chris Nuttall-Smith recently reviewed the Yotam Ottolenghi’s Malaysian cookbook Nopi. I wrote a small primer on Malaysian food to accompany the piece, along with a list of dishes that you must-try to get better acquainted with Malay food. Intro to Malaysian cuisine Tucked between the Pacific and Indian Oceans, Malaysia sits… 

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i4C 2015: Grand Tasting Primer


The beauty of Chardonnay is that it unites like no other grape. Planted in every corner of the wine world, it’s a cosmopolitan grape able to pull off more styles than the entire back catalog of Vogue. Yet it still somehow remains as versatile and accessible as a pair of Levis’ 501s. Today cool climate… 

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Kuidaore: Spring is here


After a bitterly cold and seeming endless winter, spring has now arrived in Southern Ontario. While some listen for the first song of migrating birds and others await that first patio beer as signs of spring, I look beyond those harbingers to avoid the dreaded false start. For me the never fail sign that spring… 

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Cuvée 2015 Preview

Taste Ontario

With big mounds of the cold white fluffy stuff obscuring the ground and negative double-digits on the thermometer, it’s easy to forget we Torontonians have a great wine growing region in our backyard. But February is actually one of the best times of year to reacquaint yourself with great Ontario wine thanks to Cuvée―the industry’s… 

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