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Sunday, September 17, 2017: Annual celebration of Ontario’s garlic harvest. Workshops and demonstrations all day featuring farmers, gardeners, chefs, cicerones, scientists and health experts.
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Canadian Food News
» Walmart is changing its legal name
06/12/17 19:27 from Canadian Grocer
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is changing its legal name effective Feb. 1 as it shifts away from physical stores in the age of Amazon’s increasing dominance, The world’s largest retailer, based in Bentonville, Arkansas, said Wednesday...
» Has Lidl’s U.S. expansion hit a snag?
12/12/17 17:32 from Canadian Grocer
Lidl has put a hold on construction of its New Jersey store, as well as on proposed locations in other states, according to a published report. The German deep-discounter’s first store in the Garden State opened in Vineland last month. T...
» MTY Food Group signs deal to buy Imvescor Restaurant Group for $248 million
12/12/17 12:39 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
MONTREAL - Restaurant operator MTY Food Group Inc. has signed a deal to buy Imvescor Restaurant Group Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $248 million. The combination will bring together ......
» MTY Food Group growing beyond the food court with deal to buy Imvescor for $248M
12/12/17 17:09 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
MONTREAL - MTY Food Group Inc. is growing beyond the shopping mall food court with a $248-million stock-and-cash deal to buy Imvescor Restaurant Group Inc. and its full-service restaurant and ...
» Loblaw expands click and collect to Atlantic Canada
06/12/17 16:08 from Canadian Grocer
Atlantic Superstore shoppers in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick can now order their groceries online and pick them up at participating locations using the grocer’s click and collect service. The Loblaw-owned banner is making the ser...
» E. coli outbreak in three provinces linked to romaine lettuce
12/12/17 16:04 from Canadian Grocer
The Public Health Agency of Canada is investigating an E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, after 21 cases of illness were reported in three provinces. Investigations are being conducted in Quebec, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland ...
» A humbug's feast
12/12/17 14:31 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
Let the seasonal joy begin! If your merriment began earlier this season with Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre’s production of A Christmas Carol (featuring Rob Patterson, tamping down his buoyant good nature ...
» 10 ways to avoid a sad desk lunch
21/11/17 22:00 from TORONTO STAR | LIFE | FOOD_WINE
A tasty lunch doesn't need to be complicated. Dump that pitiful Tupperware of leftovers at home, and try one of these easy recipes.
» Warm up with this Instant Pot butternut squash and miso risotto
12/12/17 15:00 from TORONTO STAR | LIFE | FOOD_WINE
Did you recently get an Instant Pot? Test it out over the holiday break with this easy risotto recipe.
» Food Recall Warning - Allergen (egg) - Wang Zhong Wan brand Fishball with Meat
12/12/17 15:02 from Food Recalls / Allergy Alerts (all)
Distribution – Ontario. Recalling firm – Wang Zhong Wan
» In town for meetings, but Trudeau takes time for restaurant stop in Saskatoon
08/12/17 17:25 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
SASKATOON - People grabbing breakfast at a Saskatoon restaurant Friday morning also got the chance to catch a glimpse of the prime minister. Justin Trudeau stopped at the Hometown Diner, where ......
» 6 Calgary Cocktail Recipes from 2017
08/12/17 18:38 from Avenue Calgary Restaurants & Food
This year, local restaurants and bars told us the story behind some of their coolest cocktails for our Mixer column. Here are the recipes so you can make them yourself.
» Warm Up With These Winter Comfort Foods
01/12/17 14:00 from Avenue Calgary Restaurants & Food
Soups, stews and pies always taste better when someone makes them for you, so when you want to comfort someone (including yourself) with food on a cold winter day, here are a few dishes worth seeking out.
» 4 Easy Batch Drinks for Big Holiday Celebrations
12/12/17 14:39 from Avenue Calgary Restaurants & Food
Entertaining a crowd is easy when you make a big batch of drinks. Here are a few to try courtesy of the cocktail masters at Cannibale, Native Tongues and Raw Bar.
» Officials investigate E. coli outbreak linked to lettuce in three provinces
12/12/17 14:40 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
An outbreak of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce is being investigated in three provinces. The Public Health Agency of Canada says 21 people in Quebec, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and ......
» Dollarama reports third quarter profit and sales up from year ago
06/12/17 13:26 from Canadian Grocer
Dollarama says it earned $130.1 million in its third quarter, up from $110.1 million in the same quarter last year, boosted by higher sales. The company says the profit amounted to $1.15 per diluted share, up from 92 cents per diluted sh...
» Former Dairy Farmers of Canada president lands a new gig
12/12/17 14:19 from Canadian Grocer
Bothwell Cheese has appointed former Dairy Farmers of Canada president Wally Smith to the position of executive vice-president. “Wally’s experience compliments our growth plans, and we believe he will play an integral role in...
» Food Recall Warning - Allergen (milk) - Ottogi brand soup
12/12/17 13:52 from Food Recalls / Allergy Alerts (all)
Distribution – Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba. Recalling firm – T-Brothers Food And Trading Ltd.
» Party with a strategy
07/12/17 22:39 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
It’s party season, friends. Calories count, so count your calories. Actually, don’t count every calorie unless you have a serious weight problem. In that case, it’s probably a good idea to ......
» Chef Mario Batali accused of sexual harassment
12/12/17 12:34 from The Globe and Mail - Food & Wine
Celebrity chef Mario Batali said he has stepped away from his restaurant company and ABC said it asked him to step aside as co-host of a daytime food and talk show after he was accused of sexual harassment.
» Naples celebrates UNESCO recognition of art of pizza making
07/12/17 16:44 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
NAPLES, Italy - The city of Naples, often in headlines for its garbage woes and mafia violence, is celebrating international recognition of its tastier side. UNESCO on Thursday added the art ......
» DavidsTea evaluating options, including sale, just two years after going public
07/12/17 23:12 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
MONTREAL - Canadian beverage retailer DavidsTea is evaluating strategic options, including a possible sale, and eyeing store closures after a weaker-than-expected third quarter. "We are disappointed with our third quarter results, ...
» Batali apologizes after harassment allegations
12/12/17 06:33 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
TV star and renowned chef Mario Batali has been accused of habitually sexually harassing and inappropriately touching women as he ruled his food empire. Multiple anonymous women alleged in a story ...
» Food Recall Warning - Allergen (pecans) – Sensations brand Cinnamon Roll Uncooked Dough
11/12/17 21:49 from Food Recalls / Allergy Alerts (all)
Distribution – New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island. Recalling firm – Sobeys Inc.
» Why olives from Spain are winning the hearts of Canadians
05/12/17 20:26 from Canadian Grocer
Spain is the world’s largest producer and exporter of table olives in Canada (53,8% quota in 2016*). In fact, more than one in two olives consumed in Canada is Spanish. This doesn’t really come as a surprise: olives from Spain have long ...
» Which Ontario grocery retailers offer the best customer experience?
11/12/17 19:06 from Canadian Grocer
Longo’s, Farm Boy and Whole Foods are one, two and three in a ranking of Ontario supermarket customer experience by Leger. One of the common features of the three top brands is a higher degree of staff interaction, said Leger vice-presid...
» Shop Local at Local Flavour, a New Pop-Up Shop in Southcentre Mall
11/12/17 19:15 from Avenue Calgary Restaurants & Food
Pick up some Mini Egg cookie dough, cotton candy or a root beer bulldog float.
» Get Classic Italian Fare at Tavernetta on Edmonton Trail
11/12/17 18:09 from Avenue Calgary Restaurants & Food
It's bright and comfortable and in an old house.
» It was the year of beer in Manitoba
09/12/17 15:51 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
There’s a good chance I tasted more wines this year than any other. Between the Winnipeg Wine Festival, judging at a national competition in Nova Scotia, a B.C. wine boot camp ......
» The search is over
11/12/17 06:34 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
A pastry chef, a cannabis connoisseur and a 10-year-old walk into the Washington Post. There’s no punchline. That’s who we asked to judge some of the most popular chocolate chip ......
» Can we talk turkey here for a minute?
06/12/17 06:35 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
If I’ve learned anything over the years, it’s this — the key to being a big-shot newspaper columnist is a willingness to sacrifice yourself to get the story. Which is exactly ......
» Updated Food Recall Warning (Clostridium botulinum) - VIP Caviar Club brand Trout Roe
10/12/17 02:45 from Food Recalls / Allergy Alerts (all)
Distribution – Quebec. Recalling firm – Imperial Caviar & Seafood
» TTC-inspired restaurant Nomads a stop-and-go experience: Review
19/11/17 23:00 from TORONTO STAR | LIFE | FOOD_WINE
New Danforth spot covers lots of cuisines and has its own subway system.
» We waited 90 minutes to eat at The Cheesecake Factory
09/12/17 16:00 from TORONTO STAR | LIFE | FOOD_WINE
Food writer Karon Liu and Amy Pataki lined up to eat at the new restaurant at Yorkdale Shopping Centre to find out if the experience was worth the wait
» Guilt-free crepes
08/12/17 18:26 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
Buckwheat — which, despite its name, isn’t a type of wheat at all, but a seed — powers these satisfying crepes with both intrigue and nutrition. The flour imparts a deeply ...
» Pie pastry down to a science
08/12/17 18:27 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
The pastry investigator hews to scientific method. She formulates her hypothesis: pastry perfection rests on the ratio of flour to fat to water. She gets to work — years of false ...
» Oven-mitt stuffers
06/12/17 14:40 from Winnipeg Free Press: Food & Drink
Many of us — mostly children, you’d think — hang stockings on the mantelpiece at Christmas time. Some of us adults are a little more direct — perhaps hanging a large, ...
» Stoked Wood Fired Pizzeria
09/12/17 00:19 from Eat Magazine
Stoked Wood Fired Pizzeria, 2908 Tieulie Place, Shirley, BC, 778-528-3473, stokedwoodfiredpizzeria.com For surfers, still chilled to the bone after a frosty Sunday morning in the water, the drive back to civilization can often be...
» Curl up with this rich 4-ingredient Hungarian pasta
16/11/17 19:30 from TORONTO STAR | LIFE | FOOD_WINE
Turos csusza is a simple, cheesy egg-noodle dish that’s sure to please.
» Meet the stylists who make food camera-ready
08/12/17 22:00 from TORONTO STAR | LIFE | FOOD_WINE
Food stylists are responsible for the gorgeous spreads, crumbly cookies and juicy birds seen on TV, in magazines and billboards during the holiday and entertaining season.
» Karl Kaiser, 76, was the grandfather of Canadian winemaking
08/12/17 21:56 from The Globe and Mail - Food & Wine
The co-founder of Inniskillin, he attracted international attention to the fledgling industry when his icewine won a top prize in 1991
» Nestlé buying Quebec vitamin maker for US$2.3 billion
05/12/17 20:21 from Canadian Grocer
European packaged goods giant Nestlé says it will acquire Quebec-based vitamin maker Atrium Innovations for US$2.3 billion. Nestlé says the purchase of the privately-held company will support growth in its consumer health-care business. ...
» Walmart Canada SVP of strategy leaves for Asda
08/12/17 19:26 from Canadian Grocer
After three years as Walmart Canada’s senior vice-president of strategy and real estate, Preyash Thakrar has moved across the Atlantic to join Asda, the British arm of the global retail giant, as chief strategy officer. Krista Thomas, wh...
» McCormick picks flavours to watch in 2018
05/12/17 18:35 from Canadian Grocer
McCormick & Company, makers of spices and seasonings, has made its predictions for the ingredients, cooking techniques and culinary ideas that will sweep the food industry in 2018. The company’s “Flavour Forecast” report identifies f...
» Loblaws gets emotional in holiday advertising
08/12/17 19:20 from Canadian Grocer
Loblaws is taking inspiration from U.K. retailers like John Lewis and Morrisons with an ambitious holiday-themed ad spanning several decades in the life of a typical Canadian family. The cinematic spot, “At the Heart of Your Holidays,” f...
» Aldi keeps interviewees in the dark
08/12/17 17:02 from Canadian Grocer
German grocery chain Aldi is experimenting with with the way it interviews potential staff. At a job fair in Cologne last month, job candidates met with a recruiter in a black box in an effort to keep potential age and appearance prejudi...
» Quality Street chocolates, the video breakdown
07/12/17 05:00 from Food + Drink, The Coast Halifax
A new look at one of the most controversial stories we ever published. It was last year around this point in the season that Coasters Stephanie Johns, Tara Thorne and Allison Saunders took their "walk down Quality Street to dissect the r...
» DCI president and CEO steps down; new chief named
08/12/17 14:04 from Canadian Grocer
After a year and a half as CEO and president of Distribution Canada Inc. (DCI), Marc Fortin has stepped down to become president and CEO of Retail Council of Canada Quebec. Fortin (pictured) will be replaced by Todd Newstead, the outgoin...
» DCI president and CEO stepping down; new chief named
08/12/17 14:04 from Canadian Grocer
After a year and a half as CEO and president of Distribution Canada Inc. (DCI), Marc Fortin is stepping down to become president and CEO of Retail Council of Canada Quebec. Fortin (pictured) will be replaced by Todd Newstead, the outgoin...
Here's what has been going on on the site lately...
April 13-14, 2018 (Shaw Conference Centre) -- Over 200 beers available for tasting plus entertainment. The event has sold out six years straight, so get your tickets early!
August 11, 2018: The Okanagan Wine Festivals feature a little something for all wine and food lovers. Tastings, pairing, awards, competitions...
May 3-13, 2018: With over 60 events spread across the Okanagan Valley, the Okanagan Wine Festivals feature a little something for all wine and food lovers. Tastings, pairing, awards, competitions...
January 21-28, 2018 (Kamloops, BC) - With over 20 events spread across the Okanagan Valley, the Okanagan Wine Festivals feature a little something for all wine and food lovers. Tastings, pairing, awards, competitions...
Apr 6th - 8th, 2018 (Mississauga/Toronto, ON) - The Backyard Living Expo showcases everything you can experience, enjoy and create in the comfort of your backyard!
May 12th &, 2018 (Mississauga/Toronto, ON) -- Food • Art • Fashion • Education • Financing • Music • Healthcare. Mega Family Festival, Fun for kids, world of fashion & Designs, Arts & Music and much more!
November 16-19, 2017 (Toronto, ON) -- Sip and savour your way through international gourmet cuisine, exotic delicacies, incredible wines, cutting-edge cocktails, stunning craft beers, and so much more!
Unfortunately, reviewing isn’t always done from the comfort of a dark corner of a restaurant. Need ideas for what can you say when put on the spot at shows and events? (Humour)
August 25 - 27, 2017, Mel Lastman Square (North York): Enjoy a wide variety of traditional and fusion Korean meals, snacks, and drinks in our Taste of Korea food court, along with live performances including Tae Kwon Do and and the popular masked singer competition