Category: Epicure

Après Spirit

As temperatures drop, our favourite way to warm our bellies and lift our spirits is with a locally produced cocktail (or three). Whether you prefer gin, vodka, brandy, or Earl Grey tea, these cozy concoctions are guaranteed to keep you toasty this winter. Forget the fire, warm up with one of these cold weather libations.

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CHEF MARK MCEWAN’S CLASSIC TOMATO SAUCE WITH VEAL & RICOTTA MEATBALLS

A staple in Italian cuisine is a classic tomato sauce. A truly simple and delicious sauce takes patience and good ingredients. It’s difficult to get really flavoursome tomatoes outside the Mediterranean, especially during the colder months, so our tip is: don’t be afraid to make sauces using canned tomatoes instead!

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How to Shop Local While Social Distancing

From restaurants ramping up delivery offerings to fitness classes going virtual, businesses are coming up with different ways to meet their customers’ needs during this challenging time. We’ve compiled a list of businesses in our area that are offering their services during the pandemic.

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RICOTTA GNOCCHI By Chef Mark McEwan

Celebrity Chef Mark McEwan is perhaps best known for being a judge on Top Chef Canada. Inspired by the freshest ingredients, Chef McEwan’s gastronomic prowess reaches every corner of the culinary universe with two best-selling cookbooks, three boutique grocery stores, and six extraordinary restaurants, including Thornbury’s own Fabbrica.

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A Changing Landscape

Amid fears of a looming food crisis, local farmers turned to diversified streams to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on our food supply. For some it was grappling with the sudden cease in demand from restaurants, for others it was turning to online sales and discovering new ways to deliver their produce into the hands of local consumers

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