YYZ’s Best of 2013

We started YYZGourmand quietly in March 2013, only sharing our project with friends once we had passed the three month mark and realized that our little project had momentum. The…

The #smugcouple, Kneading for Naught: Bagels

In 2014, HoM and Clementine decided they would become master bakers. This journey involves a lot of studying (successful loaves of chewy artisan loaves require an understanding of yeast and…

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Mio Ristobar: a culinary saviour for Toronto’s suits

Mio Ristobar saved my life. Now that Bay St. is getting busy, I’m increasingly spending my time a) in my office, b) in the PATH and c) lamenting the near-complete disappearance of any semblance of social contact. My tastebuds have been crying out for real food, because the PATH is a haven for horrid heaps of barely-consumable matter (zTeca’s excellent…

REVIEW – Secrets of a Hutterite Kitchen, Unveiling the Rituals, Traditions and Food of the Hutterite Culture, Mary-Ann Kirkby

Penguin Canada (April 2014)

Our book review this month takes us away from pristinely decorated kitchens, rustically styled food, and perfectly coiffed home chefs. Mary-Ann Kirkby has followed up her 2007 bestselling I Am a Hutterite with an exploration of Hutterite traditions and communities through their food with Secrets of a Hutterite Kitchen (2014, Penguin Canada) I know, not exactly an obvious choice for a food blog about the hip,…

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REVIEW – Secrets of a Hutterite Kitchen, Unveiling the Rituals, Traditions and Food of the Hutterite Culture, Mary-Ann Kirkby

Penguin Canada (April 2014)

Our book review this month takes us away from pristinely decorated kitchens, rustically styled food, and perfectly coiffed home chefs. Mary-Ann Kirkby has followed up her 2007 bestselling I Am a Hutterite with an exploration of Hutterite traditions and communities through their food with Secrets of a Hutterite Kitchen (2014, Penguin Canada) I know, not exactly an obvious choice for a…

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National Beer Hall: my Calgary staple

Hey, remember me?  Ya, I’m that other girl who sometimes writes here.   I’ve been touring Alberta for the past 2 months for work.  Livin’ the dream, amiright? So whilst on this roadshow,  I’ve been eating at my fair share of pubs.  It’s a bit for the convenience (their country-wide proliferation a result of our colonial past, no doubt), a bit…