1. KENSINGTON CRAWL
Monocle’s podcast The Menu has been visiting culinary hotspots around the world, recently stopping in Toronto for “Food Neighbourhoods #8: Kensington Market.” Food writer Corey Mintz, who recently contributed a profile of Chef Trista Sheen for ModelloCanada.com, guides us through the hood.
2. LIGHT (ON THE WALLET) FARE
Also visiting Toronto recently was Eater, on its quest to find great food on a budget. As a complement to the video series, Eater describes each of the spots to visit in “Everywhere ‘Dining on a Dime’ Ate in Toronto, Mapped”.
3. TABLE LEAVES
Place cards for dinner party guests can be a fun touch. But, even more than that, they can be a conversation starter. This idea posted recently Food52’s “A Last-Minute Place Card DIY for Any Fall Dinner Party” takes inspiration from the Fall’s changing colours.
4. PRO TIPS
Toronto Life’s awesome gear round-up—“The Essential gear Toronto’s top chefs and bartenders can’t live without”—comes so far ahead of the holidays that you can definitely justify browsing through it to buy something for yourself.
5. BEHIND THE VINES
Wine Folly, always a great resource for beginning wine lovers, this week published an article—“Wine Additives: Chapitalization and Acidification Are Misunderstood” — to describe two adjustments made by winemakers to control alcohol content and flavour.