The Benefits of Bitter Taste

The Benefits of Bitter Taste

I was recently watching a cooking show episode of a well-known, since deceased, US chef. His comments on the merits of bitter taste made me think how different Asian cultures approach this taste compared to western cooking. Bill Briwa, in his video, said that bitter (MORE)

Sri Lankan Spicy Chicken Curry

Sri Lankan Spicy Chicken Curry

Sri Lankan spicy chicken curry is one of my favourite dishes. First of all, in Sri Lankan style chicken curry, one has to have the bones (not the feet, of course). Having a curry with just the flesh without the bones robs the curry a (MORE)

Loloan Lobby Bar in Waterloo, Ontario

Loloan Lobby Bar in Waterloo, Ontario

During a recent trip to Waterloo, Ontario, I had the opportunity to have dinner at the Loloan Lobby Bar. The restaurant specializes in South East Asian cuisine. As my group got in a little early we ended up in the bar. Unusually for a restaurant (MORE)

MIC Canadian Eatery & Whiskey Pub

MIC Canadian Eatery & Whiskey Pub

During my trip to Sudbury to enjoy the fall/autumn colors, I decided to try out the MIC (Made in Canada) Canadian Eatery and Whiskey Pub for dinner. As the name suggests, the MIC revels in its menu with ingredients sourced from within Canada as much (MORE)

Woods Restaurant and Bar – A Review

Woods Restaurant and Bar – A Review

I recently went for dinner at Woods Restaurant and Bar in Toronto. The restaurant, tucked away in a street in downtown Toronto, specializes in dishes with ingredients mostly sourced locally. It was a rather quiet restaurant when I walked into it shortly before 6 pm. (MORE)

Beer tasting in st. john’s, newfoundland

Beer tasting in st. john’s, newfoundland

During my trip to Newfound and Labrador in the east coast of Canada, I decided to visit a brewery. The Quidi Vidi Brewery wasn’t that far from the city centre so I drove. One of the fine things when visiting a brewery (or a winery) (MORE)

Nighttime Traffic Photography (in Vegas)

Nighttime Traffic Photography (in Vegas)

I have always been mesmerized by nighttime photography of vehicular traffic. The multicolored continuous stretch of lights is a sight to enjoy. A few years ago I got the opportunity to try out some photography when I was in Vegas. I was walking over a (MORE)

saffron – how to extract the “juice”

saffron – how to extract the “juice”

Saffron – even the name conjures up images of exotic, luxury, exquisite fragrance, rarity, and culinary adventures. It has been used for thousands of years in medicine, perfumes and in cooking. There is no absolute certainty where saffron – the plant commonly known as the (MORE)