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 […]

Great Places to Eat in NYC

Cynthia Cheng In a recent trip to New York, I had the chance to eat at several different restaurants including: SnAKS on 5:  Located on the fifth floor (contemporary ladies’ clothing) at Saks Fifth Avenue, this restaurant serves, well, more “snacky” type foods than the SFA Cafe on the eighth floor.  What’s interesting about the […]

Brining your Holiday Meal

Logan Niles Every holiday I brine either a turkey or pork loin for the main roast at our house and since I first learned about brining I became an instant fan of this easy cooking technique. Brining meat is an age old culinary technique that adds great, personalized flavour to meat, fowl and even seafood. […]