“It is a privilege to feed someone. It is a privilege to eat. Do it right.” – my old lady.

Maha's Egyptian Brunch

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.

#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. […]


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.

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 […]


Shokugeki of Ice Cream – Nathan Jones vs Taylor Goring

Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma is a Japanese manga series that was more recently developed into a very popular anime series. The term Shokugeki (食戟 Shokugeki) itself, is one that started off in Tōtsuki Culinary Academy – the culinary school where this anime is mostly set in, that refers to cooking […]


Sunday Brunch at The Commodore Bar on Queen West

Today, my good friend Brittney took me out for brunch at The Commodore Bar on Queen West, because she loves me very much. Sundays are usually my days to sleep in, do nothing, maybe paint, maybe answer my phone. Ultimately, it’s my day to decompress and focus on myself and my all-around […]

shangri-la parkdale restaurant review

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 […]


#FoodieFriday – Amadeus Patisserie

Our first #FoodieFriday entry features Amadeus Patisserie, located at 7380 Bathurst Street. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, what better a way to surprise your sweetheart than with sweet treats? Amadeus Patisserie is a family business that has come to symbolize French style and luxury, with their large selection, design, […]