The Lebanese saj

The Lebanese saj

I'm sure that there are more of these throughout the region, but this was my first encounter with a Lebanese saj. The small word refers…
The Brunch at The Berlin

The Brunch at The Berlin

Hey folks ... it's brunch time! The Berlin in downtown Kitchener is introducing new hours and a new brunch for your dining delectation. It sounds…
Roti in Uptown, Jerk

Roti in Uptown, Jerk

The word roti has multiple culinary meanings, all of them delicious. With a circumflex accent, it is rôti meaning "roast" or "roasted" in French. Add…
Gnocchi in Waterloo Region

Gnocchi in Waterloo Region

Just about every country has a version of a dumpling: har gow for dim sum, Russian (and possibly Siberian) pelmeni, Japanese gyoza. The Italian version…
The humble egg salad

The humble egg salad

Sandwiches as we know them have been around for a few hundred years. The egg salad sandwich is a more modern creation but a delicious…
Notes on Scran and Dram

Notes on Scran and Dram

Scran and Dram Scottish Public House 338 Waterloo Street, New Hamburg N3A 0C5 (519) 390-2767 Pub dinner for two with pints: $70 Open: daily **********The…
Some local butchers

Some local butchers

The original butchers -- bouchiers -- only slaughtered and sold goat meat (which is among the world's most consumed meats), but these local butchers sell…
Dandelion salad days

Dandelion salad days

Now is the time to start thinking about making a dandelion salad. Just take a look around your yard: a hit of some rain and…
Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower

It's terrific to see beautiful white cauliflower -- big heads of it -- at the markets now. It's incredible that some local farms are selling…
An Izakaya for Kitchener

An Izakaya for Kitchener

Kinkaku Izakaya 217 King Street West Kitchener, ON  N2G 1B1 www.kinkakuizakaya.com @KinkakuIzakaya www.facebook.com/kinkakuizakaya 519-208-2688 Dinner for two (AYCE) with tea: $60 Open daily *     *    …
The spirit of giving food

The spirit of giving food

I've often walked or driven past him as he sits quietly, reservedly, on the sidewalk along King Street in downtown Kitchener; he's obviously not in…
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