Article appeared in the Winter 2018 Issue of Taste & Travel International Magazine A Culinary and Artisanal Oasis in the Sonoran desert Phoenix, Arizona As twilight deepens into dusk, I follow the Phoenicians into the desert. Music in the distance beckons us and thousands of tiny, twinkling lights illuminate a ghostly panorama of saguaro and … Read more

Great new wine bar in Leslieville! At 747 Queen East, in Picnic Wine Bar’s space, Chef Alex Brown serves up an international tapas-style menu, using all local ingredients. His cooking is strongly influenced by his Jamaican and Trinidadian roots, as well as experience working at Vancouver’s Cioppinos and Toronto’s Rock Lobster.  Signature dishes are the … Read more

40,000 people can’t be wrong – no Megaquarry!    

A Chocolate and Culinary Celebration in the Birthplace of Cocoa

It’s the cusp of rainy season, in Belize’s rainiest and remotest southern region, Toledo. The keel-billed toucan sits on his painted perch high up in the rainforest canopy of the town’s clock tower mural. The national bird of Belize knows the tropics will soon be at their most tropical. Punta Gorda, Fat Point in Spanish Read more