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Where to buy hominy in GTA?

From Perola's too -- they call it "cal" or "cal para nixtamal". you can also buy pickling lime wherever canning supplies are sold as it is used for pickles.

Where can I find Korean Tacos in GTA?

There is a Korean taco place on College just east of Bathurst. I don't know the name and haven't tried it, but if you do try it please report back.

Bison meat in Toronto?

Fiesta Farms usually has bison steaks, as does Healthy Butcher.

ISO Kuzu or Kudzu thickening powder please

Karma Co-op has it.

Millet Flour

Karma Co-Op has it.

Where can I buy coconut sugar in Toronto?

Qi Herbs and Nutrition or Karma Co-Op. I think I've also seen it at Fiesta Farms but I'm not certain.

Fiesta Farms
200 Christie St, Toronto, ON M6G, CA

Where to find dried hibiscus flowers / flor de Jamaica in Toronto?

La Tortilleria at Dufferin and Bloor has them.

Best tartare in the city?

The Black Hoof always has great tartares. The beef heart tartare currently on the menu is beefier than the beefiest beef.

The Black Hoof
928 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J, CA

Best Seafood Restaurant in Toronto

Agree with above posters re Rodney's and Joso's. Another favourite dish is the gindara (miso-glazed black cod) from Guu. Both locations have it on the menu.

202 Davenport Rd, Toronto, ON M5R1J2, CA

398 Church Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2A2, CA

San Pellegrino Aranciata

Do you have a recipe for a syrup that approximates the aranciata or limonata flavours? If so, please share as it would be fun to try to make at home.

new Hoof items?

I second the tacos. Ethereal. Better than any I had in Mexico city, and that's saying a whole lot! Apparently the secret is bone marrow cooked along with the pork bits.

San Pellegrino Aranciata

Fiesta Farms had cases of 6 bottles for 4.99 today. They had both aranciata and limonata.

Fiesta Farms
200 Christie St, Toronto, ON M6G, CA

Where to find tomatillos fresh or canned in Toronto

Both fresh and canned are available at Fiesta Farms.

ISO Sauce Bottles

I ordered Grolsch-type beer bottles last year from these guys, which do nicely for sauce if you don't mind them not being clear:

Italian Sourdough Starter

If you're prepared to brave trying to make your own, Daniel Leader has instructions for making Italian-style starter ("biga naturale") in his book Local Breads. The book is available from Toronto public library.

ISO local organic strawberries

Anyone have any leads? There were none at Dufferin last week!

Umami in a tube

They have it at Fiesta Farms too.

Fiesta Farms
200 Christie St, Toronto, ON M6G, CA

Guu's Frozen Grapes?

It does work really well with Coronation grapes... I freeze a ton of them every summer and eat them throughout the year!

Liquid smoke?

Fiesta Farms at the front of the international aisle

Fiesta Farms
200 Christie St, Toronto, ON M6G, CA

Restaurants I love, you hate

I get that you don't like offal, but why call it pretentious? For those of use who do like it, it's just plain good food.

Remington's of Niagara

La Hacienda in Niagara Falls, NY = truly amazing chicken wings and NY-style pizza!

Walden Farms?

Just out of curiosity, what is in these things? How can a fruit spread be calorie free? Does it actually contain fruit? I'm just asking because their website doesn't contain ingredient lists.

Help! Repatriated Torontonian baffled by the Chinese food!

I had a very good Chinese-Canadian experience at a restaurant in London, ON that used to be a Burger King. Can anyone help? If I recall from University days, London has several very decent Chinese-Canadian selections.

Cooking dried kidney beans-splitting

Please be careful cooking kidney beans in a crockpot! They contain a toxin that is denatured by heat, but some crockpots don't reach a high enough temperature. You may have to boil them gently first, and then put them the crockpot.

See here for more info:

Mar 27, 2011
myriam5555 in Home Cooking

Hooked Seafood - New fishmonger on Queen

I love how they have whole fish and cut them very carefully to order. It keep the fish fresh, allows customized sizing and looks really cool in the display case! I got excellent BC sablefish last weekend.

Looking for---- Amaranth grains and sour cabbage

In addition to Fiesta Farms, Karma Co-Op has amaranth in bulk.

Fiesta Farms
200 Christie St, Toronto, ON M6G, CA

Diastatic Malt Powder

I'm looking for this too. I couldn't find it at Noah's and the Big Carrot is a bit out of the way for me (I'm located in the Annex). Has anyone seen it anywhere else?

Forget about where we took him, where would YOU take Chef Fergus Henderson in Toronto?

Well they did take him to Beast and Cowbell. How did he like those places?

ISO coiled bread proofing basket / banneton

I just ordered one from Golda's, thanks for the tip!

Forget about where we took him, where would YOU take Chef Fergus Henderson in Toronto?

Ah too bad, very bad timing!