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Holiday Hosting

[Image: Liz Beddall Photography]   It’s that time of year again, where regardless of the holiday you celebrate there will be plenty of parties to attend. We know a thing or two about hosting events and have put together our favourite tips and tricks to throwing a memorable party.   It’s All in the Details…

“Let’s do brunch.”

Brunch is more than a meal, it’s a cultural phenomenon.   All around the world hungry weekenders lineup for hours to feast on brunch food favourites and catch up with friends after a full week of work. Who is brunching? Just about everyone. Millennials, young families and urban professionals are participating enthusiastically in this leisurely…

The digital foodie revolution

It seems nowadays almost everyone is a foodie. According to the Oxford Dictionary, a foodie is a person with an avid interest in food or is a connoisseur of good food. The way we eat and share food has been heightened with the rise of digital platforms. If a meal is eaten in a restaurant…

gluten, gluten-free, gluten-free Toronto

Where to eat gluten-free in #the6ix

Photo Credit – MACLEANS.CA Going out with friends is never easy when you have Celiac disease, an auto-immune disorder that prevents your body from processing gluten. With more people being properly diagnosed, more and more restaurants are adding gluten-free items to their menus. Too bad those options are generally salad, or horribly tasteless creations that resemble…

Reviewed: Upland New York

Next time you’re in New York, go and eat at Upland. Oh, you want an actual restaurant review? Fine. Let’s start with the setting. Clean, elegant and sophisticated with earthy touches that are a strong nod to the food that’s about to grace your table. The interior is lined with shelf after shelf of preserved…

Fatties – Easter tradition

Dear Fatties, the long weekend is upon us. Whether you celebrate Easter or Passover and no matter where in the world you’re from there are traditional foods to experience and interesting stories to go along with them. Ready to learn all the things? We went down the rabbit hole and got our history geek on…

Fatties – Gooey mac n’ cheese

Dear Fatties, who doesn’t love a good mac n’ cheese? We’ve got lactose intolerant friends who will suffer the consequences for some good, gooey, cheesy macaroni fun. We’re not talking about KD – we’re talking about the real stuff. BuzzFeed published a drool worthy list of top mac & cheese recipes. We suggest you test…

Fatties – Bye bye winter foods

Fatties, all this warm weather has us thinking about strawberry infused salads and mojitos. But before Winter goes, we’re rounding up the best cold weather foods to mow down on one last time. 1. Soup: Specifically rich, hearty soups like a creamy seafood chowdah or turkey wild rice. We’d suggest popping by one of Rock…

Fatties – Pasta substitutes

Dear Fatties, today we’re talking about alternatives to traditional white flour pasta. Nothing tastes better than real pasta and we’re definitely not proponents of punishing one’s self with so called healthy (read: sometimes vile) options. But if you like to eat pasta as much as we do and you want to change things up you…