Anthony Bourdain

“Just be nice. Getting angry and frustrated in much of the world doesn’t help at all. It’s incomprehensible, you lose face, it makes you look ridiculous. Have a willingness to try new stuff. Be grateful for any hospitality offered. And be flexible in your plans, because a rigid itinerary is lethal to a good time.” 
I absolutely loved Anthony Bourdain. He was a great storyteller who I was lucky to see live a few years ago. I loved following his adventures of travel, food and drink while interacting with people in many places in the world that I likely will never see. Anthony was one of my favourite people on television. Thankful his legacy will carry on through his many shows and the stories he has left the world. Sad to see his final episode of Parts Unknown air this evening.
Anthony – you are definitely be missed and always remembered. RIP.

Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs

Love how food evokes so many memories from growing up. Sweet and sour spare ribs were one of my childhood favourites. There never seemed to be enough sauce to put over rice so definitely need to increase the ingredients. Thankful to find the cookbook that contained the recipe and the page reflects how often we made this. Definitely a family fave for mine.

Together: Our Community Cookbook

“The power of food is more than just the meal itself; there’s the story behind it. When you get to know the story and the recipe, you get to know the person behind it. That’s what we’re talking about in terms of coming together, to really engage and talk and be able to celebrate what connects us, rather than what divides us. That, I believe, is the ethos of Together.” – Duchess of Sussex

I love cookbooks, coffee table books and hearing people’s stories. I love how food connects us and is part of our family history. I absolutely adore this project and how it brings hope and community after the horrific fire at Grenfell Tower in London. Together: Our Community Cookbook brings together things I love – food, people, photography, a sense of community and giving back. The book is absolutely beautiful and will help the Hubb Community Kitchen to grow and thrive. A beautiful project to support. I highly recommend purchasing a copy of Together and helping the women at the Hubb Kitchen.

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Meet our JLT Chef’s Showcase Chefs

Introducing the amazing ten Chefs who will be part of our first Junior League of Toronto Chef’s Showcase with Host Christine Cushing on Thursday May 3rd.

Meet Chef John Cirillo

Meet Chef Glenn Kitchen

Meet Chef Forrest Liu

Meet Chef Robert Rainford

Meet Chef Selwyn Richards

Meet Chef Tawfik Shehata

Meet Chef James Smith

Meet Chef Marnie Solomon

Meet Chef Rob Toppan

Meet the Chefs of Yorkshire Pudding

The JLT Chef’s Showcase is an evening culinary event held at George Brown College, in partnership with the College.

The price of admission ($90) allows guests to have an interactive experience by getting up close and personal with chefs as you taste the results of their culinary skills. It is a cocktail format from 6 to 9 pm with wine pairings by Noble Estates Wine and Spirits and features a silent auction of unique food themed items.

The event will also introduce and fund the JLT Culinary Scholarship*, in partnership with the George Brown Foundation, as well as fund other JLT programs and initiatives.

Tickets are available via the Junior League of Toronto.

We hope you will join us!

Meet our Junior League of Toronto’s Chef’s Showcase Host – Chef Christine Cushing

Meet the Host of our first Junior League of Toronto Chef’s Showcase – Chef Christine Cushing!

Christine graduated with honours from George Brown College before going on to finish at the top of her class at the famed Paris École de Cuisine La Varenne. In Toronto Christine worked at renowned kitchens such as The Four Seasons Hotel and Scaramouche then went on to the ground-breaking Food Network flagship series, Christine Cushing Live. Christine has since continued to share her love and knowledge of food on TV with Fearless in the Kitchen, the Marilyn Denis Show, and her documentary series, Confucius was a Foodie now playing in over 90 countries! Christine has been teaching viewers how to cook for 20 years and was recently nominated for ‘Best Host in a Program of Series’ at the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards. The busy and accomplished George Brown alumni has also created her own artisan food line: Christine’s Cushing’s olive oil and sauces and her own youtube channel; ‘My Favourite Foods’ with over 10,000 subscribers!

Please join us for a fabulous evening of food created by George Brown Alumni Chefs, wine pairings by Noble Estates, a Silent Auction and opportunity to help the Toronto community. Tickets are $90 and available via the Junior League of Toronto.