Transfer Starts Today!!!

We are beginning our move over to DelectablyChic!  Look for our Smartbride post over at the DelectablyChic! site later this afternoon!! C

Pleasant Outdoor Dining at Vaticano

You can spot Vaticano Restaurant in Toronto’s Yorkville area from far away – it’s the restaurant with a huge picture of the chef and owner!  The restaurant, which is a participant in the city’s annual Summerlicious and Winterlicious festivals also boasts an excellent “regular” menu.  At a recent visit, I tried their parpadelle Vaticano, a vegetarian pasta […]

Go SevenEast!

Cynthia Cheng Thai chicken spring rolls Though menu choices at SevenEast aren’t too different from the typical fusion restaurant (Spring Rolls, Indochine, etc…), this has got to be one of the best fusion places Prospere Magazine has tried in a while.  From the ambiance of the restaurant (small and modern-looking) to the food, this restaurant […]

Style and Food Blogger Profiles Wanted

Prospere Magazine/DelectablyChic! will be launching regular blogger (every other week) profiles in the near future.  Do you have a style or food-related blog and would you want to be profiled by Prospere Magazine/DelectablyChic!?  If you are, please send us an e-mail letting us know why you and your blog should be profiled on our site.  Food […]

Food: When Hick Becomes Trendy

Cynthia Cheng Is food really class-oriented?  Say, if someone from a small, remote town serves a plate of dandelion greens, would the world see it as “hick food,” while the same plate served at a high end restaurant in Manhattan would be seen as quite the opposite?  Many signs point to yes.  But why is this the case?  […]

Dining Etiquette and Late Gen Xers/Millennials

Cynthia Cheng It bothers me sometimes to see adults who still don’t understand proper table manners.  We aren’t talking about people eat like they’ve been raised in the wild – these adults are actually civilized.  We are talking about adults raised in a western country who still don’t know how to properly set a table or use […]

Sad That Kids Don't Know How to Hold Cutlery: Poll

Last week, Prospere Magazine asked whether readers thought it young elementary school aged kids should know how to properly use a fork and knife (this was after seeing the second episode of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, where the kids didn’t look like they knew how to properly hold utensils).  It was not suprising that most […]

Should Table Manners Be Taught Young?

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Macanese Cuisine: A Blend of East and West

Cynthia Cheng “Portuguese” Chicken Macanese Fried Rice Macanese food, like Macau itself, is a mix of east and west.  During trip to Hong Kong, we were able to escape over to what many people consider the “Vegas of the East” on a day trip.  Though actual gambling in the casinos was not part of the […]

Valentine's Day Plans – Mixed Results

Last week, Prospere Magazine asked its readers how they were going to spend Valentine’s Day.  It had expected that readers would say that they’d either be spending it with a signifant other (which ended up being 8.3% for those who stayed in with them, and another 8.3% for those who went out for a romantic […]