Season 5 of Bravo’s award winning reality show Top Chef premiered this week. Seventeen hopefuls attempt to take Manhattan, home turf for the show’s tough-love judge Tom Colicchio. The first two contestants to get chopped went to the same culinary school together! Yikes. What does that say!? If one hour of drama isn’t enough to […]
Legend has it that a group of Dutch exporters and French vintners thought to maximize shipping (and profit) by distilling their wines. At the final destination they would reconstitute the product, approximating the original. They were mistaken. Shipped in oak barrels, the wine’s flavour was irrevocably altered. However, they had quite by accident discovered a […]
Food Network’s plug for Gordon Ramsey’s latest show totally suckered me. I actually asked the question, what does the f-word stand for? Could he be that audacious…that transparent to name his show after his favourite expletive? “In case you’re wondering what the f-word stands for,” he says later in the promo, “it’s food, of […]
I was thrilled to see FreeRice.com featured in my latest issue of Food & Wine magazine. An online trivia game with a social conscience, I’d discovered the site about a year ago as it was just growing in popularity. When you arrive at FreeRice.com, you’re presented with a word and four possible definitions. Questions get […]
Clay Oven Chef Manohar Sharma brings the authentic street flavours of tandoor cooking to Winnipeg’s north and south end.