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Maha’s Egyptian Brunch

A quick search for Egyptian cuisine in Toronto will leave you with a handful of restaurants. Upon further research, these results turned out to be pretty inaccurate. With the city housing many Middle Eastern restaurants, flavours from various regions are lumped into that very category- Middle Eastern. This happens often with “ethnic” […]

Jerked Chicken & Mango Salsa, served red pepper & scotch bonnet coulis. Captured by @AsiaFiasco.
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#ATasteOfHome – Sunday Dinner Co.

Last night was Sunday Dinner Co’s monthly dinner for November. This month’s dinner was a love letter to places Sunday Dinner Co’s co-founder & my partner, Taylor Goring, calls home. Fusing flavours from Jamaica and Barbados into the cuisine for the night, Chef Taylor, intended to elevate otherwise “day-to-day dishes” that families often share. […]

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Zakkushi Izakaya

An etymological breakdown of the word, izakaya, shows us that it is a compound word that quite literally translates to a ‘stay in sake shop’ (i– to stay, sakaya– sake shop). Izakayas are Japanese gastropubs with a casual atmosphere that Toronto is flooded with, and Zakkushi is a prominent member of many “Top Izakayas In […]

The SUnday Dinner Co.
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Sunday Dinner Co.

While I toil away enough at my freelance gigs so that I don’t feel like a deer in headlights at the end of the month, I indulge in food as a vehicle to self-care. It gets me through. When it comes to food, everything matters to me. The detailed study […]

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#AllAreWelcome LUSH Campaign

LUSH Cosmetics’ last ethical campaign was titled: “All are welcome. Always”. It highlighted immigration and the journey that, that word encompasses – the negative and positive. For starters, we as a community need to understand and come to terms with the fact that because we are on Aboriginal land, and […]

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Samosas & Mimosas

July 14, 2016 – 1:46 pm EST.

I catch myself in the act of downplaying and simplifying what I want to do or say, often in the name of accessibility for my readers, but truly because I fear coming off as pretentious. And, this happens far too often. I was reading through my previous work, and though […]

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Shangri-La – Restaurant Review

I ventured down Queen St. West and stumbled upon Shangri-La, a quaint little Tibetan restaurant with a few splashes of South Asian cuisine and tried my hand at a mouthful of their menu items. Having recently moved to the Parkdale neighbourhood in Toronto, I wanted to start experiencing some of the city’s […]