Makin’ bacon. The Canadian way.

Makin’ bacon. The Canadian way.

It’s almost a ritual in Toronto. You get up early on Saturday morning and head down to St. Lawrence Market, the best food market in the world according to National Geographic. After about an hour of merry-go-rounding the hood, searching for any place under ten bucks...
The March wine-pairing dinner takes us to Japan.

The March wine-pairing dinner takes us to Japan.

Our next San Miguel wine-pairing dinner will focus on some of Japan’s most celebrated dishes. Guest chef Satoru Takeda will join Chikatana chef Alejandra Landeros in creating four courses paired with local Mexican wines. ONE NIGHT IN TOKYO Yakigyoza Boiled and roasted...
Ravin’ about ramen.

Ravin’ about ramen.

Gourmet food courts. They’re usually called Mercado This or Mercado That in Mexico. The concept originally sounded absolutely amazing to me. Take a few good chefs making a lot of the world’s best dishes and put them all in one place sharing tables and chairs, sharing...
A slice of Italian history arrives in San Miguel.

A slice of Italian history arrives in San Miguel.

Despite a couple of nasty tantrums and my screeching “but I don’t want to go”, in 1956, my family emigrated from Britain to Canada. I remember those first few days of school. Kids making fun of my accent, laughing at me because I pronounced it “larfing”. There was...
For perhaps my first time. Paella Valenciana.

For perhaps my first time. Paella Valenciana.

I tried to guess how many times I’d had paella in my life. My estimate was somewhere around 100. Then I tried to remember how many times the restaurant had called it Paella Valenciana. That was more difficult to remember but my guess was somewhere around half of the...

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