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What food have you lost a taste for?

just about everyday for a couple of months straight

Apr 10, 2014
meatnveg in General Topics

Edible Chocolate Dessert Cups

Stubbe on Dupont

Apr 10, 2014
meatnveg in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

What's for Low-Carb Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner? #3

pho - no noodles, extra bean sprouts and beef

Apr 10, 2014
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How much should an "all you can eat" buffet cost?

as much as the average dinner would in similar settings

Apr 10, 2014
meatnveg in Kosher

Monday night sushi

If you're uptown, Sushi Moto is a solid choice

Apr 02, 2014
meatnveg in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

What food have you lost a taste for?

Roast Chicken...I OD'd on it a while back and can't bear to eat it anymore

Mar 28, 2014
meatnveg in General Topics

BELGIUM: Simple, unpretentioius, inexpensive restaurant(s) sought in Brussels, Antwerp, Bruges and Ghent

In Brusells. I highly recommend Nord Zee for lunch

Mar 12, 2014
meatnveg in Europe

2013 Food and Restaurant CHANGES and CLOSINGS

Mt. Everest on Bloor shut shop on Feb 2 after 10 yrs in the biz. Huge loss for the annex IMO

Feb 09, 2014
meatnveg in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Continental Breakfast Challenge - so sick of Costco muffins & Yoplait.

- Untoasted Ham & Cheese sandwiches on white bread (butter only)

- Coffee, boiled eggs sandwiches (with black pepper and butter)

- Tomato soup and bread rolls for cold mornings

Feb 09, 2014
meatnveg in Home Cooking

Food you can't find in Toronto.

Have you tried El Fogon or El Plebeyo for Peruvian? Both are on St Clair near Vaughan rd/Bathurst

Dec 27, 2013
meatnveg in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

What Christmas food gift can I make that will fit into coffee mugs?

Fruit Cake Cupcakes

Ferrero Rochers

Dec 05, 2013
meatnveg in Home Cooking

Downtown bar with a good scotch list?

Spirithouse or The caledonian

Temperance Society if one has a membership

I imagine Bar Isabel or the Rhum Corner would be good choices as well.

Dec 01, 2013
meatnveg in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

President's Choice Black Label

they just released black label Goose Fat...i'm speechless

http://www.presidentschoice.ca/en_CA/...

Dec 01, 2013
meatnveg in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Really, Really, Really Big Toblerone Bar

Shoppers Drug Mart will carry them as will some of the bigger loblaw stores

Nov 29, 2013
meatnveg in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Sunday Brunch Buffets

Bloor St Diner.
Was $29 last time I went (last year)

Regular brunch food. Rotisserie Chicken, Carvery, Omelet station, salads, pre-made benny's (bad), sausages and a table of desserts that includes the infamous chocolate fountain!

Nov 22, 2013
meatnveg in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

What new flavor of M&Ms would you like to see?

not almonds, but they do have a 65% dark with peanuts

Nov 15, 2013
meatnveg in General Topics

What would you LOVE as a midnight snack @ a wedding? [Do you even want one?]

Get a tray of jalebi's from King's Palace. Around the corner from the ref library

and coffee from balzacs!

Nov 13, 2013
meatnveg in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

What menu items you can't resist when you see them

Brussel Sprouts, especially if they come with bacon and/or pecans

Nov 11, 2013
meatnveg in General Topics

Amazon.ca launches dry grocery products into Canada

considering that all regular grocers will now match amazon prices, i wont be using this

Nov 03, 2013
meatnveg in Food Media & News

Where is good BBQ food in Toronto?

Very surprised that the Ribs from AAA bar on Adelaide don't make your list

Nov 01, 2013
meatnveg in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Loblaw/Ziggy Loaded Baked Potato Soup - wonderful!

yup...you can ask the staff at the dupont loblaws to show you the soup base bags.

here's the thai soup
http://www.campbellfoodservice.com/de...

Oct 31, 2013
meatnveg in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Loblaw/Ziggy Loaded Baked Potato Soup - wonderful!

all Loblaw soups are supplied by campbells

here's the link http://www.campbellfoodservice.com/de...

Oct 30, 2013
meatnveg in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

The real cost of cheap food

trouble is the companies buy their politicians and therefore, control policies.
In 2012, McD gave $1 million through its PAC
http://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/lookup2.php?strID=C00063164&cycle=2012

And, spent $2.1 million on lobbying
http://www.opensecrets.org/lobby/clientsum.php?id=D000000373&year=2012

The Food & Bev sector spent $25 million in total in just 2012.
http://www.opensecrets.org/industries...

Oct 29, 2013
meatnveg in Food Media & News
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The real cost of cheap food

Can confirm.
My employer had like 7 of them and they ended up selling them because they never got used.
This in a company that has plants in 22 countries and company owned operations in 170 countries.

Oct 29, 2013
meatnveg in Food Media & News

The real cost of cheap food

Read that again, $3.5 million was from an increase in stock prices, not options ( of which he doesn't get any, read the 10-K filing).
http://www.forbes.com/lists/2006/12/OAMI.html

Also, Sinegal left the CEO position and the new guy makes $2.4 million ($1.8 M from options
)http://www.forbes.com/lists/2012/12/c...

Oct 29, 2013
meatnveg in Food Media & News
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The real cost of cheap food

Jim Sinegal is not your run of the mill CEO.
His total compensation (Base+Bonus) was $450K.

He owns 0.57% of the company (receives no options) and 'makes' money as the stock price rises. By that same token, he 'loses' money when stock prices fall.

The new guy makes $2.5 million
http://www.forbes.com/lists/2012/12/ceo-compensation-12_W-Craig-Jelinek_TLK2.html

Source: http://www.forbes.com/lists/2006/12/O...

Given that he can't really sell his shares, his total salary is actually $450K.

Oct 29, 2013
meatnveg in Food Media & News
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Do you drink soda pop?

I drink diet soda, exclusively, Coke Zero, Diet Ting & just about any diet ginger ale is my 'go to' pop. All the others are too sweet for me.

Oct 21, 2013
meatnveg in General Topics

Canada free trade deal with the EU - A chowhounder perspective?!

im worried about it.

Harper's embargo on details has put the Cheese issue to the forefront. The whole focus is on something that will constitute less than 10% of the deal.

I think we will see big changes in beef prices (depending on demand from EU) and probably some more cheese. Likely won't see more variety, since the biggest cheese retailers will use the extra quota to bring in more of their big sellers, i.e. parmesan, edam, gouda and brie

Oct 19, 2013
meatnveg in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Cheap Red Bull downtown?!?!!

Costco would be your best bet for the lowest price.
None downtown though, closest would be Downsview.

Of the main grocery store chains, Wal-Mart/No Frills would be the cheapest price you'll get. Maybe FreshCo, but I don't recall ever seeing it there.

Oct 17, 2013
meatnveg in Ontario (inc. Toronto)

Large Group Dinner - Need Location Reccos

Marben has a space that would fit the bill on all accounts.

Oct 17, 2013
meatnveg in Ontario (inc. Toronto)