Drake opens downtown restaurant with Susur Lee

Toronto rapper Drake has opened a restaurant in Toronto’s downtown. Fring’s, a partnership with celebrity chef Susur Lee, opened  Sept. 21. It is located at 455 King St. West, a space previously occupied by Crush Wine Bar. While prior details of the dining establishment have been scarce, Lee hinted at the collaboration on Instagram last […]

School builds futures for adult students

A half hour before students start lining up for their lunch at the City Adult Learning Centre, O’Shane Campbell starts grilling chicken. He flips them, then coats them with his favourite Caribbean spicy jerk sauce. While the chicken cooks, Campbell prepares dessert for his fellow students. He gets an adrenaline rush when he turns on the valve and allows gas to go through the flex-hoses and into the burner. Co-op teacher Anna Manuel is supervising. “Don’t forget. Do not be monochromatic. We don’t want our food or desserts to be dull. We want some colour,” Manuel said.

Gala invites Toronto cultures to explore new foods

Sarah Bakri recently accomplished something she considered quite courageous. At the annual Middle Eastern gala in Toronto, she tried eating some food she’d never tasted before. The taste of ‘bolma,’ an Iraqi appetizer, made Sarah’s taste buds explode, she said. “I never imagined myself enjoying the taste of new food or even having the courage to do so,” she said. “I guess I was motivated by everyone else doing the same,” she said.