JK The Jamie Kennedy Cookbook

At 3pm on a Wednesday afternoon at Gilead, the last of the lunchtime stragglers are paying up, and there is a quiet hum of activity from the kitchen, where busy cooks are visible through a gap behind the counter. Sun streams in through the windows facing the alleyway in Corktown and the atmosphere stirkes me as mellow and welcoming as the restaurant’s proprietor, Jamie Kennedy. Kennedy has, after a 14 year hiatus,  published his second third collection of recipes and anecdotes, JK: The Jamie Kennedy Cookbook, and I am here to interview him about it. I am biased, as I know the man and like and respect him immensely, and JK the book...

Value Bordeaux

  With all the time I spent studying and working in Bordeaux, I brought back with me a plethora of great contacts and wine discoveries to share. From our friends at Ets. Thunevin, the Negociant branch of Jean-Luc Thunevin, Owner of Chateau Valandraud, Premier Grand Cru Classé of Saint...

Vins de Vienne Dinne...

Join Profile Wine Group along with Northern Rhône Winemakers Tves Cuilleron and Francois Villard of Les Vins de Vienne at a special Wine Dinner at Toronto’s Café Boulud. WINEMAKER DINNER Yves Cuilleron and Francois Villard of Les Vin De Vienne where: Café Boulud Toronto 60...

Discover Beamsville

Without a doubt, you know they grow grapes down in Niagara… but did you know there are eleven unique micro appellations in the area? The Niagara Peninsula has the largest planted area of all viticultural areas in Canada — the region boasts over 32 thriving varietals across 13,600...

Dinner Party Mix

As part of our occasional Good Food Music series we present another glorious collection of tunes that will do just the job for your Autumnal dinner party soundtrack, from hors d’oeuvres right through to your nightcap. Simply click on the image below to start the virtual 8-track, and if...

Introducing Zomato

On Tuesday the Zomato restaurant discovery app and website launched into Canada, with an opening gambit of Toronto “from Milton to Highway 7 to Pickering”. Covering some 11,000 establishments, Zomato hopes to repeat in Canada’s largest city the astonishing success it has...

Great Grüner

In this Saturday’s VINTAGES release, LCBO is bringing back a perennial favourite of ours, and for many across Ontario… the 2013 Loimer Grüner Veltliner Kamptal. A certified organic and biodynamically farmed, dry white from Austria, the hand harvested grapes for this wine come...

Joe’s Report F...

After 40 years in the fruit and vegetable business, few could claim to know as much about the subject as Hilite Fine Foods President Joe Siegal. In the second of a nascent seasonal series we get up early to spend some time with Joe and get his very personal take on the current world of...

Fresh City Farms

It’s not exactly a problem with the audio on the video interview below with Ran Goel, founder of Fresh City Farms, but sometimes the sound of the crickets can be distracting. That sound might not be out of place on your average rural farm, but in the city it seems slightly odd, if also...

Feast ON Pizza

A perfect pizza is a beautiful thing. Fresh from the oven, still slightly chewy and oozing delicious melt-y artisan cheese — it’s the kind of food that warms your soul. You could say we have a passion for the perfect pie here at the Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance.  We...

Roellinger at Langdo...

The port town of Saint-Malo, in Brittany, ought to be famous in this country as the home port of Jacques Cartier, who claimed Canada for France. But the town was the origin of many more adventures, including those of the French East India Company, and so also the entry point to France of...

Poliziano Vino Nobile Oct17

Poliziano Vino Nobil...

2011 Poliziano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Tuscany, Italy – LCBO Vintages $29.95 As one of the oldest DOCs and as the very first DOCG to go on sale, it’s always surprising to me that Tuscany’s Vino Nobile di Montepulciano doesn’t get a little more loving than it does,...

chocoMe

Gábor Mészáros launched his atelier made Hungarian chocolate, chocoMe, in Canada last week at a media event at Opus restaurant in Yorkville. I went early to shoot the video interview below, wherein Gábor explains the origins of his very fashionable chocolate company and why their product...

Marlize Beyers

Ever since I first tasted the wines of Hidden Bench, I have had a great deal of admiration for the passion and determination of Vigneron Harald Thiel. His zero compromise philosophy when striving to create the very best wines that his Beamsville Bench vineyards are capable of has led to his...

Spanish Wine and Art

Wine and Art is an ongoing GFR series on the relationship between the two creative endeavours by working artist and author Lorette C. Luzajic. It bites first with a mouthful of dish soap, and then it throws you down the stairs- plush, heavy, velvety stairs with embroidered gold thread...

Giacosa Exclusives

Bruno Giacosa exclusive offer Wines will NOT be available through LCBO Calling Italian wine aficionados! Each year, we look forward to our small, but highly coveted allocation from iconic Italian winemaker Bruno Giacosa. His wines are legendary; he has been described as “the...

Southbrook Wins

Bill and Marilyn Redelmeier are proud that a range of Southbrook wines have been recognized for excellence at the Wine Competition related to the 2014 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, as well as the 2014 Ottawa Wine Challenge. This excellence has been achieved though careful...

Le Velette at Grano

Join us at Grano, Monday, November 3 at 6:30 for an intimate evening with winemaker Corrado Bottai from his family’s winery Le Velette. We’ll taste a selection of Le Velette’s renown wines through multiple courses,  make toasts on the occasion of Corrado’s first visit...

Restaurants for Chan...

On the evening of Wednesday, the 22nd of October, 25 fine dining restaurants, spread around nine Canadian cities will donate the proceeds of their sales to Community Food Centres of Canada (‘CFCC’). The idea of a virtual event, called Restaurants for Change, says CFCC executive...

Discover Haliburton

If you haven’t gotten acquainted, may we suggest this be the year you say hello to Haliburton Highlands? With its endless lakes and rivers, waterfalls and enchanted forests, there is plenty to take you off the beaten path and onto a wild (edible) adventure. Named the Haliburton...

Turkey Bubbles

My favourite holiday of the year is undoubtedly Thanksgiving. Who can deny that feasting with friends and family must certainly be the best way to spend a day off from work? Liven things up this Thanksgiving with one of the highlights of tomorrow’s VINTAGES release, and enjoy Champagne...

Mizubasho Oct10

Mizubasho

Look for Nagai brewery’s Mizubasho Junmai sake in the LCBO Vintages section at $18.45 a 300ml bottle, click here to find a store stocking it near you. Named after the water lilies that bloom in the Summer months, Nagai brewery is located in the beautiful hills of Gunma Prefecture....

WOTT 2014

Jamie and I invite all Good Food Revolution readers to join us this year’s 10th anniversary edition of What’s On The Table, the pioneering party held in support of The Stop Community Centre, to be held on the evening of Wednesday, November 5. Whether it was trailing an obviously...

Chowdown 2014

It’s already been a cooler-than-typical summer, and with this fall in Ontario being downright chilly so far, the notion of warm, sustainable seafood chowders is music to the ears. Thankfully, the annual Vancouver Aquarium Ocean Wise™ Chowder Chowdown is back on November 4, when 13 top...

Naturally Styrian

Although Austria has perhaps been a little slower than some countries to develop a cabal of natural wine producers, there are certainly quite a few of them out there now, as was evident at Vienna’s RAW fair in June of this year. At this year’s Vivinum conference we spoke to...

Vieilles Vignes Gevr...

2012 Maison Roche de Bellene “Vieilles Vignes” Gevrey-Chambertin, Burgundy, France – LCBO Vintages $56.95 Nicholas Pearce Wines Inc. is pleased to announce the release of this great Burgundy through LCBO Vintages tomorrow, the 11th of October. One of the most exciting...

Kevin Gallagher

In the sixth of our burgeoning Old Hands series we probe the memories and minds of some of the founding fathers and original influencers of Toronto’s restaurant scene. This week sees the turn of a gentleman known as most as Kevin Gallagher, to some as Mr. Mildred Pierce, and to me as...

Kitchen Starter

Christine Manning has a Kickstarter fundraising project going to fund a new incubator kitchen for Toronto’s small food producers. Manning’s business Manning Canning is ready to move into its own commercial kitchen. Manning explained to GFR, on the phone from a family trip to...

Squash Cook

Rob Firing loves squash so much he wrote a book about it. The Everyday Squash Cook, co-written with Ivy and Kerry Knight, is a distillation of Firing’s passion for what he calls, in its subtitle, ‘The World’s Most Versatile Superfood’. Both a field guide and a manual...

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