Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants list released

Just when you think it might be possible to score a table at Alo, for the third year in a row the fine-dining restaurant hidden at Queen St. W. and Spadina Ave. has scored the top spot on the fifth annual Canada’s 100 Best restaurants list, surely making the waiting list for chef Patrick Kriss’ tasting menus that much longer in the coming weeks. “I’m More...

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By SLPundit On Monday, April 15th, 2019
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Marinade in the morning to enjoy this caprese salad for dinner

6 tbsp (90 ml) olive oil 1 green onion, chopped 1 lemon, zest finely grated 1/4 cup (60 ml) lemon juice 2 tsp (10 ml) sambal oelek, or to taste Salad 3/4 lb (350 g) soft tofu, cubed 4 tomatoes, sliced 1 More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, April 14th, 2019
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Introducing … penne and friends

whole wheat penne with green beans, pancetta and walnuts 3/4 lb (375 g) whole wheat penne 1 lb (450 g) green beans, cut diagonally into 2 or 3 pieces 1/4 lb (115 g) mild or spicy pancetta, chopped 2 tbsp (30 More...

By SLPundit On Friday, April 12th, 2019
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How scallops become a colour riot

SCALLOPS WITH ORANGE BUTTER 1 cup (250 ml) orange juice 2 tsp (10 ml) whole-grain mustard 2 tbsp (30 ml) balsamic vinegar 16 large scallops, patted dry 3 tbsp butter 2 cups (60 g) pea shoots 2 navel oranges, More...

By SLPundit On Friday, April 12th, 2019
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Rei Kawakubo is back in the spotlight and still a badass

The big artistic question that has tortured Rei Kawakubo for 50 years is: What is new? In today’s fashion industry, “new” stuff gets churned up and spit back out at warp speed — mostly just old ideas regurgitated More...

By SLPundit On Friday, April 12th, 2019
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Can vegans drink wine?

The Economist and Forbes have both declared 2019 the year of the vegan, pointing to a soaring trend in plant-based lifestyles. In Canada alone, 6.4 million Canadians follow a diet that restricts meat, according More...

By SLPundit On Friday, April 12th, 2019
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At Shozan on Ossington the boldest ideas are the shakiest

The Shozan Room Diners are seen at The Shozan Room on Ossington St.  (Cole Burston / Toronto Star) Address: 164 Ossington Ave. (near Dundas St. W.), 647-478-6164, theshozanroom.com Chefs: Kohei Matsuyama More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, April 11th, 2019
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Gluten-free crepes an easy, yummy treat

1/4 tsp salt Softened butter, for cooking In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients with a whisk until smooth. In a 9-inch (23 cm) non-stick skillet lightly brushed with butter, cook the crepes one at a time, More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, April 11th, 2019
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Take your brows to the next level with these pro tips

The highlighter crayon If you’ve recently spotted some stellar A-list arches, chances are they were Kelley Baker’s doing. Her go-to product? “My Camo-Light pencil. It lifts the eyes and conceals any holes More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, April 11th, 2019
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I never thought I’d love mascara primer, but here we are

Here is a brief list of tedious tasks I loathe but would rather do than apply mascara: extract wet, matted hair from my shower drain with needle-nose pliers, chop an enormous cauliflower into tiny florets and not More...