Eat Your Halloween Pumpkin and Save the Planet!

This piece was published in The Daily Beast on Halloween

Eat Your Halloween Pumpkin and Save the Planet!
Don’t be a monster and throw out your jack-o-lantern after Halloween. That orange flesh is a vital food the …

Here&Now Supermarket Series Part Two: Adonis

I first heard about Adonis when I visited friends in Montreal. Then I got a text one Saturday evening from a friend in Toronto who had rushed to Adonis’ new store in Mississauga as soon …

A food counter worth a hospital visit

This week, I talked about chef Issam Kaisi’s Blue Fig at the food court in Sick Kids for my CBC Radio column. It’s worth a visit! They make their pita bread from scratch everyday! I …

Primates on the menu–conservationists on alert

To read this article on the Maclean’s website, click here.

Published in the recent issue of Maclean’s Magazine.

Apes are one of many African staples for sale in Canada due to an illegal trade in bush meat

If …

Can a food court be green?

For my last food column on CBC Radio’s Here&Now, I visited the Urban Eatery food court at Toronto’s Eaton Centre to try to find out if a food court could be green. Whenever I visit …

Are sugar, salt and fat the worst, most addictive drugs ever?

Salt, sugar and fat are addictive. That’s not news to anyone who has ever opened a bag of chips or reached a second time (maybe a third?) for the ice cream. But that all those processed foods in your local supermarket are “perfectly engineered to compel overconsumption?” Now that’s something to write a book about.

Whether you buy grass-fed or ‘natural,’ meat safety isn’t guaranteed

It turns out that buying a safer meat is more complicated than simply choosing local, organic, naturally raised or grass-fed. In fact, none of these labels is guaranteed to be safer.

Whether your steak comes from a cow that was raised on a feedlot and slaughtered in a large abattoir, or from an animal that ranged on grass and was given a nice pat by its farmer before meeting its end, some research indicates that the chance of the meat bringing a pathogen into your home is equal.