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Wine of the Week

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

For those of you who haven’t noticed yet, have a look at the tag lines for the blog posts over the last few months and you’ll notice that Mrs VdeT appears to be doing all the “heavy lifting” on this blog. So for that reason, we have agreed to add a new feature to the […]

Culinary Delights of Brazil

Saturday, October 28th, 2006

A couple of years ago, Mr VdeT traveled to Sao Paulo for business, and he came back with rave reviews of the food there, so I went to Brazil with fairly high expectations. One of the restaurants that I ate at had been recommended by Mr VdeT and every local that I spoke to in […]

To be or not to be Vegetarian?

Saturday, October 21st, 2006

I have now officially entered into a new chapter of my life – post vegetarianism! You see I gave up eating meat, somewhat spontaneously in the last year of my undergraduate degree, mostly just to see if I could. That was 10 years and 10 months ago! I thought it would be an “experiment”, and […]

Mini Business Trip

Friday, October 13th, 2006

I am a few hours away from boarding a flight to Sao Paulo. Upon my return, I hope to have loads of stories to share on the great food and drink that I would have enjoyed in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro (balancing out the business portion of this trip). There has been a […]

Brunch at Xacutti

Sunday, October 8th, 2006

Xacutti is one of our favourite restaurants in Toronto; the chef there does a great job with “Indian fusion”; but only recently did we think to try it out for brunch. The brunch does not dissapoint! The menu has traditional brunch favourites: pancakes, crepes, waffles, but with just enough of a twist to make it […]

A Pasta Dinner Fit for a Half Marathoner

Sunday, September 24th, 2006

Today, Mr VdeT is scheduled to run his second 21km race this season, and although a half marathon does not necessitate a “carbo load” leading up to it, we need any excuse for a pasta dinner, me included, even though the most strenuous thing I will do today is walk to Starbucks for a latte […]

Cook Much Lately?

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

Sadly, no. But I have an excuse. Mr Vin de Table and I decided to make the effort to get out to Toronto’s International Film Festival this year, and take the opportunity to enjoy it, since it is right in our back yard. Because of the festival’s schedules (sometimes two films a day), meals consisted […]

Last of the Garden’s Vegetables

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006

Autumn is already in the air; there is a slight chill and the days are getting shorter. With labour day weekend, came the last of the veggies in my parents garden patch. For dinner, I wanted to include as many of them as possible and make a simple nutritious meal. It works out to be […]

Afternoon Tea

Sunday, August 27th, 2006

Afternoon tea is one of those treats that I make an effort to enjoy at regular intervals, whenever possible. I’m not sure what I like most about it; is it the devon cream and warm scones? the sandwiches made of crust-less white bread? or perhaps it is the very idea of being able to take […]

50 Things to Eat Before You Die

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

Or in this case, 5 things to eat before you die, although I really could come up with 50 things. This is officially the first meme for us here at Vin de Table, thanks to The Traveller’s Lunchbox, I read the BBC article and have eaten 43 of the 50, and arguably eaten most of […]