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Culinary Class Act: Hakka Hamilton Hamilton Hakka is the perfect place for those missing Hakka cuisine or hungry for something new
Nov15

Culinary Class Act: Hakka Hamilton Hamilton Hakka is the perfect place for those missing Hakka cuisine or hungry for something new

Photos C/O Kyle West What it is I’ve lived in Hamilton for a few years now and while I appreciate the city, I still occasionally miss living in the greater Toronto area. One of the things I miss most is Hakka food, a staple in GTA strip malls. While Hakka food is the cuisine of the Hakka people, chances are if you’re eating Hakka food in the GTA, you’re probably eating the South Asian take on it. A cuisine unto itself, Indian Hakka...

In the kitchen with Grant Whittaker Simple yet decadent mushroom ragù recipe
Nov13

In the kitchen with Grant Whittaker Simple yet decadent mushroom ragù recipe

Photos C/O Hannah Walters-Vida, Sasha Dhesi Print recipe here! This mushroom ragù recipe is multi-purposeful and versatile. While simple to make, it looks and tastes decadent and earthy. Mushroom ragù is traditionally prepared as a main course and paired with chicken, pork or beef but this recipe calls for a vegetarian twist. It can also make a great appetizer served with toasted points or crostini. Any variety of cheese will work...

Community kitchen series unites generations NHCHC and Speqtrum Hamilton have created a LGBTQ2S+ intergenerational community cooking series
Nov08

Community kitchen series unites generations NHCHC and Speqtrum Hamilton have created a LGBTQ2S+ intergenerational community cooking series

Illustration by Roushan Tabassum From sitcoms to home improvement shows to commercials, the kitchen is assumed as the central space of a family. It is shown as a spot where its members gather, whether they’re grabbing a quick breakfast or cooking a multi-course holiday dinner. However, since family can define so much more than just blood, it is only fitting that kitchen spaces be found in the community as well. The North Hamilton...

Culinary Class Act: Taqueria Marina Downtown authentic Mexican restaurant with a modern twist
Nov06

Culinary Class Act: Taqueria Marina Downtown authentic Mexican restaurant with a modern twist

Photos C/O  @marinayhm What it is Taqueria Marina is the above ground counterpart to Shaolin, the underground Southeast Asian restaurant with whom it shares a kitchen. The sister late-night food spots make up two thirds of the James Street North restaurants owned by Born and Raised Restaurant owner, Chef Vittorio Colacitti. You can order from both Taqueria Marina and Shaolin’s menu from Taqueria Marina’s space. Once you walk into...

In the Kitchen with Sara Wiseman Fulfill fall comfort food cravings with this recipe for potato and carrot latkes
Nov01

In the Kitchen with Sara Wiseman Fulfill fall comfort food cravings with this recipe for potato and carrot latkes

Photos by Razan Samara Whether you’re a seasoned cook or simply craving for an opportunity to learn to make something new, nothing beats a warm home cooked meal. This recipe for potato and carrot latkes served with a simple apple sauce was created to complement student life. The ingredients to make these golden and crispy potato pancakes are budget-friendly and many can be found in the McMaster Students Union Food Collective Centre’s...

Jennifer Yee shares tips on how to live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle
Oct18

Jennifer Yee shares tips on how to live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle

Photos C/O Razan Samara, Jennifer Yee Jennifer Yee is the self-proclaimed love child of Stevie Nicks and Indiana Jones, an identity I realized she’s adopted wholeheartedly as we went on a little adventure around her Riverdale neighbourhood looking for community gardens and a worker-owned natural food market. In recent years she’s delved deep into researching ways she can adopt a more sustainable and ethical lifestyle. From making her...