Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Get your foodie self to the Delicious Food Show this week.


You want to go to the Better Living Centre this weekend!

           I'm excited to see Martha Stewart attend the show.  She was one of my early inspirations for converting things from good to great.

           I will be there to sample all the great food and see some of my favourite Celebrity Chefs.

The 2013 Delicious Food Show (DFS13) brings Canada’s food community together under one roof this coming Friday, October 25th to Sunday, October 27th.

From coast-to-coast, leaders of the nation’s culinary landscape will be showcased, sipped, and sampled.

Even the most discerning gourmands won’t be able to argue with these numbers… let’s have a look:

Over 80 gourmet food products and services. 38 mouth-watering restaurants and bakeries. 15 innovative kitchen gadget and appliance brands. 25 hands-on workshops and classroom lessons. 8 book signings. 7 alcohol offerings. 6 Canadian celebrity chefs.taco wizards. 3 on-stage culinary battles. 2 expert sugar stars. 1 massive Mexican fiesta and, of course, the Queen of lifestyle living.  
Food Trucks for Sinai 
Food trucks have taken over Toronto! Five of the city’s top mobile kitchens roll their way onto the show floor to serve up a tasty menu amidst hundreds of exhibitors and raise funds for an incredible cause. You’ll find a variety of dishes for $10 from Buster’s Sea Cove(famous lobster rolls), the health conscious Gourmet Bitches, fiery BritsFeisty Jack, Latin sensation Gourmet Gringos (fabulous fish tacos), and the sandwich dictator himself Fidel Gastro. A portion of the Food Trucks for Sinai sales will be donated to Mount Sinai Hospital, in support of support life-saving work in care and research in women’s cancers. 

View the Vibe
Visit eight of the city's most popular restaurants in the interactive View the Vibe Food + Drink Lounge. Each is offering bites of utter bliss, from burger barons Holy Chuck Burgers to Darwin Bistro Bar's finessed French-influenced fare, to Eastern European edibles fromCzehoski. The spacious View the Vibe Food + Drink Lounge is replete with an eye-catching video wall showing off the coolest restaurant vibes in the city, and, of course, Evolution Wines by Macedo to wash down all the amazing eats.  

Cheese + Cheers
What will you find at Cheese + Cheers? A match made in heaven. The Dairy Farmers of CanadaCHEESEWERKSand Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company have joined forces to put together one unforgettable stop featuring legendary grilled cheeses, craft beer and more grilled cheeses. Perfect for the lactose-intolerant-intolerant! Sample and shop local Ontario cheese for an experience that as rich and creamy as the as one could ever hope for. Cheers!

GE Café Classrooms
The forum for which all of your culinary queries can be answered, learn from experts in a variety of fields set in The Dining Room, a theatre-style classroom and The Chef’s Table, a hands-on workshop. Both spaces are outfitted with GE Café appliances that offer the look and feel of modern stainless steel restaurant kitchen.

Topics include:
  • Tea Cocktails
  • Fondue Fun
  • Homemade Marshmallows
  • Sandwich Smackdown
  • Healthy Swaps
  • Wine Awakenings

The Food Network Celebrity Kitchen presented by The Home Depot Canada (#FNCelebKitchenbyHD)
*Please note: schedule subject to change
103.9 Proud FM radio host and DFS13 Celebrity Kitchen Host, Mike Chalut kicks off each of the following presentations with high-energy charm, as he introduces the celebrity chefs and presenters, and leads contests and giveaways valued at more than $10,000 over the three-day event.
12pm – Chuck Hughes presented by Caesarstone, Host of Chuck’s Week Off
Learn how to make a cheesy mushroom melt, mackerel, salsa verde, plum cake, vanilla ice cream & more
2pm – Martha Stewart presented by The Home Depot Canada, Martha Stewart Living
Three scrumptious cakes from Martha Stewart’s new, 80th book, Cakes
4pm – Mark McEwan presented by The Hudson’s Bay Company, Head Judge on Top Chef Canada
Fabbrica-inspired dishes including flattened Cornish hen, cauliflower puree, grilled corn, and risotto
6pm – Rose Reisman presented by Piller’s, Art of Living Well
Sample chicken & sausage-filled paella and Mediterranean quinoa
7-10pm – Opening Night Party: Fiesta Delicioso 
Let the party begin!
11am – Michael Smith presented by AIR MILES, Host of Chef at Home
Indulge your inner Italian with a demonstration featuring three kinds of pasta
1pm – Lynn CrawfordHost of Pitchin’ In
Experience the making of a classic breakfast sandwich: the Croque Madame            
3pm – Brian Gluckstein presented by The Hudson’s Bay Company, Interior Designer at Gluckstein Design and Product Designer at Gluckstein Home
Hear from Brian alongside industry experts, Bill Fulghum, Arren Williams, and Lynn Crawford as they discuss décor 
4:30pm – Mini Chef’s Challenge Pre-Battle
In advance of Mount Sinai’s largest fundraiser, Chef’s Challenge, watch the four leading fundraisers compete for the chance to cook with Giada De Laurentiis at the main event in February 2014 (
5:30pm – Tom FilipouExecutive Chef President’s Choice 
Take notes as Chef Tom presents PC Black Label’s Nero di Seppia Spaghetti with Clams – easily re-created at home after a trip to Loblaws
11am – Caspar Haydar and Antonella GrilloneCo-Stars of SugarStars 
Donuts don’t have to be fried! Learn how to bake them for a healthier alternative; next, sweet table essentials
1pm – Nadia GHost of Bitchin’ Kitchen
Expect a rock’n’roll hour full of pasta, puff pastry, & of course, cocktails – grapefruit spicy maple mojitos to be exact
3pm – David RoccoHost of Dolce Vita
Known for simple & fun food, David will start with mixed vegetable pakoras, share his recipe for mutton ragu & more
4pm – Abbey’s Kitchen Stadium Finals 
The final round of Abbey Sharp’s Iron-Chef-inspired culinary battle between Toronto-based chefs 

Show Information
Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place – 195 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto Ontario, M6K 3C3
Friday, October 25, 2013 - 11am to 10pm
Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 10am to 7pm
Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 10am to 6pm
Adult (ages 18+) Online - $20
Adult (ages 18+) At Door - $22
Senior (ages 65+) - $18
Student (ages 13-17) - $10
Group Admission (10 people or more) - $15
About the Delicious Food Show sponsored by Food Network Canada
The Delicious Food Show, returning for its sophomore year to the Better Living Centre in Toronto, Canada from October 25-27, 2013. The Delicious Food Show is a 3-day culinary event, designed specifically for food-lovers, showcasing the best in food, cooking and entertaining. Sample, sip, and purchase the hottest new products from hundreds of exhibitors. Experience live cooking demos, tastings, and hands-on workshops. Attend presentations and book signings hosting world-renowned culinary genii on the Food Network Celebrity Kitchen presented by The Home Deport, including Martha Stewart, Chuck Hughes, Nadia G, Michael Smith, Mark McEwan, David Rocco, Rose Reisman, Brian Gluckstein, and more. Get ready to sauté, sizzle and simmer the weekend away!
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