Wines – Gamay grape

Gamay Gamay is a variety of grape used to make red wines. Its full name is Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc, or ‘Black Gamay with white juice’. Gamay Noir is a permitted synonym for Gamay in the U.S.A. The Gamay grape is thought to date back to the 14th century in the village of Gamay, […]

Restaurant Review of Il Fornello, 8851Yonge St. N/O Hwy#7, Richmond Hill Il Fornello is a Canadian chain of Family fine dining restaurants catering to upper middle class patrons. “il fornello” is Italian for little oven. Owen Steinberg is the Executive Chef. Upon entering the establishment one immediately notices the “wall of wine” which is a […]

The Stop’s Night Market has, in previous years, namely: 2012, 2013, and 2014, been about a charity hosting some of the up and coming food and beverage makers with local designers in Ontario for mutual benefit. The event was hosted in the historical  “Honest Ed’s” building.  Good times were had by all, and the events had […]

Mochi is a traditional Japanese dessert, made yearly in each neighborhood, made from native urchimai or “ordinary rice”. Uruchimai is sticky and white in nature. In these pictures we see rice being steam hydrated and rinsed in bamboo trays.  Next the paste is struck repeatedly by wooden mallet hundred or so times, and turned between […]