Best Reviews


22 Dec 2017

Canadian Farm to Chef

If you want some Canadian creativity in your kitchen this holiday season, Chef Lynn Crawford has a beautiful new cookbook: Farm To Chef. Cooking Through The Seasons. ‘Winter and eating go hand in hand,’ writes this author, owner of Toronto’s Ruby Watchco restaurant and judge on Chopped Canada. ‘Bring on

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19 Dec 2017

Laura Handford

i. I work as a silversmith ~ ii. I do this creative work because it feeds my spirit AND pays my bills. I am so blessed to have a lifestyle of making, creating, dreaming, and offering the results to  others! ~ iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work are imagination,

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17 Dec 2017

Crème Brûlée

First comes The Sweet: “I think you’ll be excited about the dessert. Crème brûlée. Do you like it?” Like it? Thwacking the spoon against that slightly burnt canopy of sugar. Wriggling said spoon into the valley of custard. Gathering up caramelized shards in the exit. Then comes The Sorrow: But, but where are

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15 Dec 2017

Gordon Smith: The Black Paintings

Now 98 years old, artist Gordon Smith has his fifth solo exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery. His Black Paintings features a rich set of works, many of which reference his World War II experiences. Smith was an intelligence officer whose right leg nerves were blown apart in Operation Husky – 1943, in Leonforte, close to

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