SIAL 2017: Sorbets from Fontaine Santé, Vegan Burgers from the UK and MORE!

SIAL 2017, was, as usual, overwhelming.  So many brands not yet in the GTA, or even Ontario or Canada, period!  Of course, there are brands which are already here, like Fontaine Santé, known for its hummus (they were sampling just… Continue Reading

Finding My Roots Through the Cuisine of Macau

At a recent charity event, I bid on a set of cookbooks which included one called Fat Rice, featuring the cuisine of Macau (Fat Rice is also the name of a Chicago restaurant featuring food from the area).  As my… Continue Reading

Winterlicious Reservations Starts TODAY (January 12)!!!!!!!

Who is excited for Winterlicious?  The twice-annual ____licious (winter and summer) commences on January 26 and will continue for two weeks.  Many of the regulars are back, including La Societé, Boulud and Oliver & Bonnocini Bayview Village (I always wonder… Continue Reading

Highlights Gourmet Food and Wine Expo 2016

I was back at the VIP event this year, checking out the various exhibitors – both alcoholic and food.  Here are some of my favourites: Moksha Indian Bistro:  If you’re heading to wine country, you’re in for a treat!  The… Continue Reading

Chopped Canada is Back and Recipe Idea From Their Mystery Basket

Chopped Canada’s fourth season started on Food Network Canada on September 3.  Mystery ingredients for various courses premiere included haggis, mountain yam root, gai lan (Chinese mustard greens) and fruit ring cereal (i.e. Froot Loops – YUCK!!!).  For my meal… Continue Reading

Recipe: Apple and Tomato ‘Gazpacho Sauce’

I just realized that I have NOT posted a recipe on DelectablyChic! in ages.  So why not do one now?  I’ve been experimenting with food again recently, and decided to make a soup which can double as a sauce when… Continue Reading

Truly Unique Pizza on King and Jarvis

I recently had the opportunity to try True True Pizza on King Street, just east of Jarvis.  The pizzeria, which recently reopened after re-branding from One Pizza, offers uniquely shaped, oblong, personal sized pizzas with a variety of different toppings… Continue Reading

Being Chinese and NOT Eating Rice Often

I rarely cook rice at home.  I haven’t even used my rice cooker since November 2014!  And I’m of Chinese descent.  As a child, I ate rice nearly daily – always at dinner as I ate western-style breakfasts (eggs and… Continue Reading

Chopped Canada, Season 3, Episode 4: Roasted Chrysanthemum Crusted Lamb

Ingredients for the second (i.e. main) course on the fifth episode of this season’s Chopped Canada were:  lamb crown, tomato sauce, nutritional yeast and chrysanthemum leaves.  The first thing that came to mind was roast lamb.  But I was trying… Continue Reading