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Chef Aleem Pop-Up at The Midpoint

Halal upscale ethnic street food is what Chef Aleem Syed is serving up at The Midpoint from Thursday-Sunday in downtown Toronto. This is in anticipation of the launch of his food truck “The Holy Grill” in February 2015. 466 more words

Halal Food

"Baby" Octopus Duo

In love, you have loosened yourself like seawater.
~Pablo Neruda

From the from Greek ὀκτάπους (oktapous, “eight-footed”), the octopus is a cephalopod mollusk… 1,033 more words


Five Spice

I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.
~George Bernard Shaw

An underused classic, five spice (五香粉) is intended to coalesce and balance an array of elemental flavors: sweet, sour, pungent, bitter, and salty. 169 more words


Butter Bleu

Eat butter first, and eat it last, and live ’til a hundred years be past.
~Dutch proverb

The average intake for Thanksgiving Day in this svelte land is a mere 4,500 calories…followed by a sedate evening of potatoing. 197 more words


Butterflied & Que'd Bird

La grande illusion, c’est la guerre. La grande désillusion, c’est la paix.
(The great illusion is war. The great disillusion is peace.)

~Marcel Achard… 639 more words

Going Green

Chutneys---Sugar & Spice

Derived from caṭnī (Hindi: चटनी, Urdu: چٹنی), chutneys are wet sweet and/or spicy concoctions used as an accompaniment or even a condiment—often becoming an integral part to the main course. 313 more words


Ras El Hanout (North African Spices)

Ras El Hanout (رأس الحانوت‎), which means “head of the shop” in Arabic, is a complex and distinctive mixture of multiple spices and herbs. The recipes vary according to the individual spice blender, but it remains basic to the cooking of North Africa, commonly used with meat, game, poultry and couscous. 184 more words