Chopped Canada Season 3, Episode 1: Chicken Burritos with Collard Greens

The first episode of the third season aired on Food Network Canada, featuring, yes, the new host (who made his debut on the show’s teen tournament).  Ingredients in the three rounds included candy necklaces in the first round as well… Continue Reading

Chopped Canada Teen Tournament #3: Using Crumpets and Quince

With Christmas coming up, why not use the dessert round’s ingredients to create a sweet casserole dish for Christmas morning (who cares if the kids are going to get more hyper?  It’s Christmas Day.  It’s allowed).    In the basket for… Continue Reading

Chopped Canada Teen Tournament Episode 2: Goat Chops and ‘Cereal Treats’

There are always weird ingredients on Chopped, regardless of whether the chefs are adult professionals or kids!  On episode 2, these included “ants on a log” (peanut butter and raisins on celery) and “marshmallow rice cereal” treats (basically Rice Krispies… Continue Reading

Chopped Canada Teen Tournament Episode 1: Cooking with Burger Chips

This past Saturday, the very first episode of Chopped Canada’s teen edition aired, featuring kids between 13 and 17.  It was also the first show with the new host, Brad Smith, who is a former contestant of The Bachelor Canada. … Continue Reading

Interesting Finds at the Gourmet Food and Wine Expo 2015

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Once again, I had the opportunity to attend the VIP event at this year’s Gourmet Food & Wine Expo.  Some old favourites are back, as noted in an earlier post (and some were missing, as well, such as long time… Continue Reading

The Israeli Big Breakfast

Earlier this year, I joined a group of food journalists from around the world on a mission to explore the cool culinary scene in Israel and in particular, its celebrated breakfast. Indeed, anyone familiar with Israeli food culture will know that no other meal can compete with the ginormous and delicious Israeli… Continue Reading

Virginia Tourism’s Foodie Event at ARD

Recently, DelectablyChic! travel writer, Lynn Burshtein and I were invited by Pulse Communications, a travel PR agency, to attend food-related event hosted by Virgina Tourism.  Held at ARD (THE LOFT Andrew Richard Designs), it featured delicious delights highlighting the culinary… Continue Reading

Highlights from the Toronto Food & Wine Festival

The first-ever Toronto Food & Wine Festival was held at Evergreen Brickworks between Friday, September 18 and Sunday, September 20.  I have to admit that the event was a bit more fun when it was known as the “Delicious Food… Continue Reading