Vintage Woolworth menu


I was strolling through some of the images on the Vintage Toronto Facebook page when I came across this gem: a menu from a Woolworth store. There was a time when all the department stores in Toronto also had a little cafeteria. I remember Zellers and Woolworth, and even some Eatons and Simpsons stores had […]

What to feed surprise guests part 2

When in doubt, throw together an Indian Feast!

Last week we had a bit of a social media experiment involving Twitter and Facebook. The results were so overwhelming that we had to split it into two stories. We asked our FB friends the question: Surprise guests are arriving in 30 minutes. What is your go to appetizer from items already in your pantry? […]

PR blunders foodie style


As an auto writer in the digital world, I have been witness to many PR blunders as PR offices attempt to figure out the dynamic between traditional and new media. Those attempts have often been thwarted by the fact that many of us work in both print and virtual mediums. Fortunately, I have never been […]

5 signs you’ve picked a bad restaurant


Unfortunately, we’ve all had some bad dining experiences on occasion. The folks at Food & Wine have put together a list of 5 key indicators that you might want to rethink your choice of dinner spots. 1. There’s more than one cocktail ending in “-tini.” While it might be fun to create silly drinks at […]

My Drunk Kitchen: strangely familiar


Her name is Hannah Hart, aka Harto. She is a 24 year old Californian living in NYC. Given the title, it may come as no surprise that she drinks in the kitchen. Hmmm…that happens here in the FAB kitchens on occasion too!

Another Sweet Tarts Webisode!

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Alas, I’ve neglected to update you since the Sweet Tarts began a more sporadic posting schedule. Looks like things are back on track and so without further ado, here’s episode #6 of

Whatever you do, don’t listen to JO when you make pasta!


From Jamie Oliver’s website: Place the flour on a board or in a bowl. Make a well in the centre and crack the eggs into it. Beat the eggs with a fork until smooth. Using the tips of your fingers, mix the eggs with the flour, incorporating a little at a time, until everything is […]

Sweet Tarts Takeaway: New Webisode!

Here’s episode #3 of I don’t know if it’s technically a Foodies’ episode when the featured nosh is edible undies and condoms, but… what the heck!

Sweet Tarts Takeaway!

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We had the craziest Family Day weekend, which included being extras in a shoot for Sweet Tarts Takeaway! Mooby and I had a blast — the cast and crew are so nice and funny and fun.

Fresh Sage: The Christmas herb


If there is one holiday dish that seems to be a favorite of Canadian cooks, it must be none other than sage and onion stuffing. Fresh, soft bread stuffing that has been touched by a healthy dose of melted butter, onions, salt and pepper and sage and stuffed up the bird’s butt. There is one […]