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

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

Thoughts on the Honest Ed’s Sale and Mid-Century Architecture

Last week, it was announced that the Bloor and Bathurst eyesore, Honest Ed’s and its surrounding “Mirvish Village” are up for sale.  I’ve had about a week to think about it, and have gone back and forth as to whether… Continue Reading

Toronto Store Openings: Banana Republic, Yorkdale and UGG Australia in Yorkville

I attended two different store openings yesterday.  The first was the Banana Republic store at Yorkdale, which had been undergoing renovations for the past few months.  The new store, which is over 13,000 square feet, is designed with a completely… Continue Reading

The Society Toronto Does Nostalgia at The Bay

Lesley M.M. Blume, a columnist at the Huffington Post was in Toronto on April 7 to participate in a panel discussion for her book, Let’s Bring Back.  The event was hosted by The Society Toronto and held in the White Space at… Continue Reading