Anthony Bourdain is coming to Toronto as part of his Good vs. Evil tour with chef Eric Ripirt. Tickets available on
their website for May 4, 2013.
Eddie Huang. Fresh Off The Boat. It’s Real.
Watch this trailer for a taste:
The first episode (in three parts) is below:
Here are some highlights from the March 2nd release:
Borgo Paglianetto Terravignata Verdicchio di Matelica 2010 – Marche, Italy
Price: $13.95LCBO#: 313957
Chateau du Trignon le Bossu Gigondas 2007 – Rhone, France
Cave de Rasteau La Domeliere Rasteau 2010 – Rhone, France
Price: $15.95LCBO#: 222927
La Ferme du Mont Vendange Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010 – Rhone, France
Price: $42.95LCBO#: 309245
Carema Riserva 2007 – Piedmont, Italy
Price: $27.95LCBO#: 317289
Cecchi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2009 – Tuscany, Italy
Price: $19.95LCBO#: 123588
Casale dello Sparviero Riserva Chianti Classico 2009 – Tuscany, Italy
Price: $18.95LCBO#: 317313
San Giorgio Ugolforte Brunello di Montalcino 2006 – Tuscany, Italy
Price: $47.95LCBO#: 212431
Chateau Pipeau St. Emilion 2010 – Bordeaux France
Price: $34.95LCBO#: 302018
PBS, still the best channel for cooking shows, has done it again with
The Mind of a Chef. Narrated by Anthony Bourdain, cooking by David Chang, it’s thoughtful and provoking. The episode I just saw showed the secret of the poached egg used in Momofuku’s ramen. You can also watch episodes online (but not in Canada).
Release Date: February 2, 2013
ANETO RED 2009
DOC Douro, Portugal
314930 (XD) 750 mL $19.95
YALUMBA THE STRAPPER GSM 2010
Barossa, South Australia
295873 (D) 750 mL $19.95
I watched the
Cook It Raw episode of No Reservations today and it was one of the best episodes I saw. Lots of new and experimental foods from the worlds top chefs.
I also stumbled onto Anthony Bourdains
tumbler account. While not really active it is quite insightful especially given his imminent leave to CNN.
These are the wines that interest me from this release:
Les Hauts de Castellas Vacqueyras 2010 – Rhone, France
Price: $19.95LCBO#: 177634
Casetta Barolo 2008 – Piedmont, Italy
Price: $29.95LCBO#: 4523
Fattoria Di Piazzano Rio Camerata Chianti Riserva 2006 – Tuscany, Italy
Price: $24.95LCBO#: 301929
The LCBO chose these two wines to highlight from the January 5 Release:
SMALL GULLY MR BLACK’S LITTLE BOOK SHIRAZ 2008
Barossa Valley, South Australia
287979 (D) 750 mL $17.95
FINCA VILLACRECES PRUNO 2010
DO Ribera del Duero, Spain
312140 (XD) 750 mL $19.95
Without a mixer, bread is sometimes daunting. Especially when kneading is so essential. However a few years ago the NY Times posted a wonderful recipe for no-knead bread. It’s extremely easy if you have the time to start it the night before. The recipe was republished at
smitten kitchen .
BlogTO posted their annual list of
new brunch hotspots earlier this week. Celebrate.