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    Server with cocktails (Courtesy of Blackfoodie.co) These ByBlacks Restaurant Week participants have brought the Tropics to Greektown!

    Covid-19 brought many long-standing social issues to light. Among the most pressing was the challenge of food security and sovereignty. 

    King’s Southern bites are the perfect bite-sized dose of cornbread, fried chicken, and a glaze of sweet chilli sauce (Photo Courtesy of King Catering)  35-year old Deon King knows the exact date he was ready to take King Catering, his catering service, to the next level: March 28, 2016. King’s childhood memories were the starting fuel of his catering vehicle and why he picked up cooking. Born in Trinidad, King, the son of a baker, vividly remembers his father baking pies and selling them in their local neighbourhood. Coupled with his mom’s ability to make anything out of nothing, cooking…

    Little Jamaica, a strip of bustling Black commerce along Eglinton Avenue West has been under threat of disappearing for years now. Whether it's from the damning effects of endless LRT construction or from the pandemic, or from gentrification, this Black neighbourhood is in need of some major support.

    When you think about where to find a great slice of pizza in Toronto, you probably envision College Street’s “Little Italy” or, if your tastes are a little more pedestrian, your corner Pizza Pizza. If you wouldn’t have selected “Little Jamaica” in the fantasy round of a Levar Burton-hosted Jeopardy, boy do I have a surprise for you! Toronto’s first-ever Caribbean-themed pizzeria is launching soon on Eglinton West and if you ever wanted to know what Jerk chicken would taste like on a slice of ‘za, here’s your chance to explore.

    Searching for Jamaican recipes became especially popular during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown as people sought comfort by replicating homestyle island cooking or just went looking for something different to make for dinner! Lots of people turned to Jamaicans.com, a popular Jamaican community platform that has over 400 recipes for authentic Jamaican dishes. Here are the top 12 recipes most downloaded by Jamaican food lovers in Canada.

    Are you missing the tantalizing flavours of the Caribbean? Selwyn Richards is an award-winning Executive Chef and food stylist who is presenting his work at a mini food festival organized by the Jamaican Canadian Association and the Art of Catering. The food festival will take place on August 21, 2021, from 12PM to 8PM.

    Nine years ago, if you would’ve asked a young, talented, up-and-coming chef that he would own a successful restaurant specializing in Haitian Street Food in Toronto, he would probably shrug it off.

    Who doesn’t love fried chicken? Fried chicken, rice and peas with coleslaw was a constant for me growing up. Yet, it can be too much work with a lot of wasted oil. Enter: oven-fried chicken. You can save time, oil and your commitment to healthy eating with this recipe. This recipe works whether you are gluten-friendly or gluten-free.

    Just in case you missed our Instagram Live with Chef Philman, and hosted by Ryan Hinkson (Eat Famous), here's the recipe straight from Chef's kitchen!

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