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July 25, 2012 by  
Filed under People & Places

PINKnicOn June 25, 2012, hundreds of people came together for an event to support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF). Taking place at David Pecaut Square in Toronto, Cook for the Cure PINKnic included a flashmob dinner presented by KitchenAid Canada. With wine donated by Inniskillin Wine and a special appearance by popular chef Lynn Crawford, the event was a grand success. Funds raised from this fun-spirited evening were donated to the CBCF.
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Spice things up with Sheryl Crow

October 14, 2011 by  
Filed under Celebrity, Food, Health

Sheryl CroweIf it makes you healthy, it can’t be that bad. Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow was living the typical rock star life – on the road touring the world as she promoted her latest hits. Her influence on the music industry became undisputable, with nine Grammy awards and other accolades confirming her talent. During that time, though, she was eating on the run, ordering off hotel room service menus, and snacking on chips and Diet Coke in her dressing room. When jolted with the shocking news of breast cancer in 2006, Crow quickly changed her tune. “My cancer diagnosis was a real game changer for me … Never once in my life had I really considered what I put into my body as having a direct connection to my wellness,” she writes in her season-inspired cookbook If it Makes you Healthy (St. Martin’s Press, 2011). Co-authored by produce lover and chef Chuck White, their guide to good food is packed with vitamin and Read more

Vinsanto: The Pinnacle of Fine Dining

October 14, 2011 by  
Filed under Food

VinsantoNothing caps off a long week like a decadent evening out at a first-class restaurant. But what really makes a great dining experience? Is it the mouth-watering cuisine? The relaxing and welcoming atmosphere? The exceptional service from a maître d’ who inspects each plate before it’s served? Or a seemingly endless wine list with world-class vintages from top vineyards? At Vinsanto Ristorante, each of these things is an integral part of the whole package.

Much like the delectable baked oyster mushrooms from its popular antipasto Funghi di Bosco, this is just the start of the Vinsanto Ristorante experience. “My motto is passion, ambience and decadence,” says John Di Vittorio, owner of Vinsanto Ristorante. “That’s what I’ve strived for from Day 1.” It’s this uncompromising dedication to the perfect dining experience that has Read more

Chef Michael Smith, The Three Chimneys Restaurant

April 15, 2011 by  
Filed under Food

Michael-SmithAcclaimed head chef Michael Smith of Scotland’s The Three Chimneys restaurant serves City Life Magazine one of his sumptuous recipes for success.

Three Salmom Kedgeree

Ingredients: (Enough for 6/8 breakfast portions)
2 cups Basmati Rice
450 g organic Scottish salmon fillet
3 lemon slices
2 onion slices
2 bay leaves
2 sprigs of parsley with stalks
1 sprig of fennel with stalk
1 tbsp white peppercorns Read more

Let’s do Lunch

August 20, 2009 by  
Filed under Food

Food0We’ve all had meals out that have involved upset stomachs, empty pockets or disappointing service. The unfortunate experience makes you wish you had just scrubbed your hands, sharpened your knives, threw on a floral apron and prepared the meal yourself! Turn to these reliable restaurants, which have garnered positive reviews all across the city. Read more