Taco Takedown Interviews: Vanessa Yeung

Vanessa Yeung has had a variety of careers in the culinary world. From attending Stratford Chef’s School, to restaurant kitchens, to being a personel chef to Ed Belfour, to owning the catering company Aphrodite Cooks, Vanessa’s wealth of experience is sure to help her win Taco Takedown. We were able to ask her a few questions before the big event …

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Taco Takedown Interviews: Matt Basile

You have probably seen Matt Basile and his pop-up sandwich shop Fidel Gastro’s somewhere in Toronto.  A rebel without a kitchen, Matt is not afraid to take sandwiches to strange and delicious new places, such as a chorizo and mac and cheese creation that has people searching him out day after day.  How will Matt reinvent the Taco for this …

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Eamon Mac Mahon names his favourite image in the Uncharted Waters exhibition

One of my favourite photos is “Big Wednesday,” named after a famous old surf movie. It was taken during one of the worst storms of the season, in late February.

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Taco Takedown Interviews: Peter Minaki

Love of food, making it and serving it to others is in every Greek’s DNA. It is a means to gather family and friends be for feast days or even in the event of the death of a loved one.

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TECHmunch with Babette Pepaj

Babette Pepaj is the founder of one of the more renowned recipe sites out there, Bakespace.com, she is also one of the producer’s of TECHmunch.

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Scott Mackay does an impromptu performance by the Natrel Pond

It was just an average afternoon by the Natrel Pond when Scott Mackay, dressed in his tuxedo, made his way to the “Play Me I’m Yours” piano located on our site and graced us with an amazing performance. The piano, one of 41 scattered around the city, is meant to promote nations involved in the 2015 Pan Am Games.

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Maylee Todd plays us a song!

Have you noticed the super cool “Play Me I’m yours” piano scattered around our fine city? they are part of an art project aimed at promoting the 2015 Pan Am Games coming to our fine city.

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Taco Takedown Interviews: Paula Costa

Paula Costa will be teaming up with Peter Minaki for this year’s Taco Takedown, bringing their own fusion twist to the tasty dish.  Both Paula and Peter were kind enough to answer a few questions for us before next week’s culinary clash. Paula has been sharing amazing recipes and menu ideas on her blog, Dragon’s Kitchen, since 2008.  In that …

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SoundClash Interviews: LAL

To wrap up our series on Soundclash’s short-listed artists we turn our spotlight on LAL.  The music of LAL is made by “poet, lyricist, activist, singer and Bengali-rooted tough-guy” Rosina Kazi, “producer, sound designer, philosopher, aphorismist and Barbados-born king of chill” Nicholas Murray, and “bassist and Uganda-born walking guru” Ian De Souza, but their music is more than the sum …

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Clare Samuel to name her favourite image in the Uncharted Waters exhibition

It’s hard to say which image is my “favourite” ( I don’t want to make the other photos jealous), but one that I’m particularly fond of is Manuel (Lighthouse Keeper). It’s partly because of the photograph itself – his expression, the colours of the water and his eyes, and so on.

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