Lucky Dip – Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

They’re out there… they’re everywhere. You (hopefully) can’t miss fabulous local strawberries; eat them, they’re super good for you. [Toronto Sun] [Sweet Potato Chronicles] [Canadian Living: The Food Blog] People are still squicked by the idea of artificial meat, but holy cow (heh), think of how great it would be for the environment. [The Guardian] […]

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Lucky Dip – Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Shark fin has been an issue for years, but now that we’ve been one-upped by Brantford, Toronto councillors finally seem interested in doing something about it. [Globe and Mail] [National Post] [Toronto Sun] [Toronto Star] The history of the Oreo (complete with references to the Knights Templar) and other rotary-moulded cookies. [The Atlantic] Moving beyond […]

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Lucky Dip -Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Wait, is that a prime rib sandwich being sold from that hot dog stand? The city lightens up, food vendors are selling more than tube steak, and no one has died yet. Imagine! [Toronto Star] Give me back that Filet-o-Fish – proof that High Fearnley-Whittingstall’s fish fight is having an impact, and proof that chefs […]

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Lucky Dip – Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

I’m not sure calling yourself a supertaster is an excuse for being a picky eater. Sure, flavours are stronger to people with more tastebuds, but that doesn’t mean supertasters don’t like those flavours… or textures, smells, etc., which is the typical complaint of a fusspot. [Toronto Star] It was the hottest dining trend a few […]

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Lucky Dip – Monday, June 6th, 2011

The German e.coli scare – it’s sprouts, it’s not sprouts… we still don’t have a clue. [Toronto Star] There’s always the possibility that it might have been terrorists poisoning the food supply. [Daily Mail] And don’t think it couldn’t happen here. Check out this list of foods in Canada that are currently being recalled. [National […]

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Lucky Dip – Friday, June 3rd, 2011

The big food news in the US this week was about the new plate-shaped food guide. And while still not perfect, it more appropriately addresses proportion of food consumed rather than number of portions or overall portion sizes, which always seemed to confuse people because there were so many different rules (is it a serving […]

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Lucky Dip – Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

But, everybody’s doing it! Supermarket listing fees and why that competitive nature means hard times for small independent food manufacturers who can’t afford to pay them. [Toronto Star] Allergies, special diets, concerns about sustainability… have we all become impossible to please when eating out? [Boston.com] The best eats of the coming summer, from burgers, BBQ […]

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Lucky Dip – Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

There are school lunch organizations out there that are feeding kids healthy, organic foods. But your kid’s school isn’t necessarily working with them. They might be dealing with a service like this. [Toronto Star] There’s nothing sadder than really, really wanting to love a restaurant and having it come up sub-par. [Drawn and Devoured] Live […]

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Feeling Lucky?

As promised last week on TasteTO, the Lucky Dip column will be migrating to this site as of tomorrow. There will be some changes, however, and it will morph into a combination of the local Toronto news links we were running on TasteTO and some international food stories and issues that I featured daily in […]

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