Monthly Archives: April 2011

One Man’s Passion for the Scoop

How do you make the leap from cigarette factory employee to award-winning ice cream maker? Ask Richard Bernett. Discontented with his role as an engineer in air handling operations for a cigarette manufacturer in the late 70s, Bernett stumbled upon … Continue reading


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X Marks the Spot

Last night a friend came over to watch the end of the hockey game and, on offering her a hot cross bun, she responded that she had never had one. What? You’ve never had a hot cross bun? For someone … Continue reading


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A Thousand Tastes of Old Europe

Walking into La Vieille Europe is like stepping into a United Nations of gastronomy. Browsing through the 6000-plus products for sale, one will discover Polish jarred herrings, fresh German sausage seasoned with honey and garlic, Dutch stroopwafels and cheeses from … Continue reading


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Saucy Sojourn: Brooklyn, NY

Trying to pick just one local gem to write up in New York is an exceedingly difficult task. Whether you want to eat from a shopping trolley, truck or full-blown restaurant, New York is the city that has got anything … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Jungle

There are very few eating establishments which I can walk out of after gorging myself and feel fresh and revived, but this place is one of them. The Green Panther is an oasis of life, health and vibrancy in the … Continue reading


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The Breton Buzz

On first entering Kouign Amann, you know there is something special going on inside this hole-in-the-wall bakery. Warm lighting, wooden floorboards and the intoxicating aroma of butter in the oven greet you as you step inside. Next to a chalkboard … Continue reading

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Hats off (or on) to Cheskie

Jewish food, particularly baked goods, has always hit the spot with me. There is a heartiness to it that warms the soul and tickles the tastebuds. This is no more evident than at a little Mile End heimishe bakery known … Continue reading


Filed under Baked goods, Foody spots, Kosher

Now let us begin…

Culinary vagabonds, hungry travellers, experimental eaters, welcome to the sauce of life! Let me take you on a journey through what is a little extra sauce on my main meal of life: food.


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