Must-Reads

 
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1. WE HEART WINE

We’ve all heard that a glass of wine at dinner is good for your heart. But why? In “Moderate Drinking Could Bolster Good Cholesterol Levels”, Wine Spectator offers a new theory based on a massive study out of Penn State University.   

 

2. BRAIN GAIN

And, according to this New York Post story—“Yet Another Reason Wine is Good for You”—as well as heart function, your favourite beverage may also be good for your brain. Although scientists acknowledge that its still “speculation,” brain scans of sommeliers deliver some fascinating evidence.  

 
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3. POP (WAY) UP

James Sharman, a former chef of Noma, take a certain restaurant trend to, ahem, new heights. Eater’s headline on this fun story says it all: “A Pop Up Restaurant is Planned for Everest Base Camp”

 

4. FOODTOPIA

Adventurous gourmands in Toronto will all be excited to read “A sneak peek at what’s going into the city’s historic Waterworks building on Richmond Street West.” Here’s the utopian vision, from one of the developers: “We’d like to see people roaming around, looking for oysters and dim sum, while enjoying champagne.”

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5. BEST BOOKS

And lastly, if you’re looking for to dig into something a little more meaty to read, check out the winners of Canada’s premiere award for culinary writing. The Toronto Star shares them in “Taste Canada Awards winners announced.” Add some to your gift list now! 

 
 
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