Dining with a group is better for our health, so why is everybody eating alone?

Recently, I was watching Instagram stories while preparing a meal from Chef’s Plate, a food-delivery service that ships recipes and premeasured ingredients to customers’ front doors. As the videos scrolled by, I saw that two other friends were also in the midst of putting together their own Chef’s Plate meals. That is, we were all about […]

Something’s brewing: Canada warms up to the luxury tea market

On an early December evening in Vancouver, hundreds donned sparkles and suits to walk a red carpet downtown despite the unusually snowy weather. Supermodel Coco Rocha was a guest of honour and posed with party patrons, as well as with the event’s hosts, Taha Bouqdib and Maranda Barnes. The couple had invited the crowd to […]

Photo by Kevin Van Paassen / The Globe & Mail

I hate food: A look at the chemistry behind the crave (or lack thereof)

While I have been known to take the odd photograph of a dish at dinner, and occasionally eat at the most au courant of restaurants, I would never describe myself as a foodie. I’ve had the same breakfast every day for the past 10 years: a glass of green sludge (a powdered supplement mixed with water […]