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Toronto roti, Vancouver style

In Cuisine, Toronto, Vancouver and Region by Lenore NewmanLeave a Comment

I lived in Toronto for seven years, and there are things about Canada’s largest city I still miss. Simple things, like the sound of the streetcar wires on a cold morning, or the way the thunderstorms lash the old brick buildings with cooling rain on baking summer days. I miss the Herculattes at Moonbeans coffee in Kensington Market, and I …

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In praise of the “hole in the wall”

In Canada, Cuisine, Toronto by 1 Comment

I love going out to eat, and I love the thrill of fine dining, with its presentation, rare ingredients, and technically difficult preparations. But fine dining is like theatre: sometimes I’m just not in the mood, sometimes I don’t have the time, and sometimes my wallet is empty except for a few lonely moths. At these times, it is pretty …