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Culinary Class Act: Mexican Kitchen Street tacos, homemade salsa and Mexican tostadas with a side of memories from Tonalà, please!
Feb01

Culinary Class Act: Mexican Kitchen Street tacos, homemade salsa and Mexican tostadas with a side of memories from Tonalà, please!

Photos C/O Kyle West What it is The Mexican Kitchen at the Hamilton Farmers’ Market recently underwent a major shift in flavor. While you may know the vendor for their homemade chocolate creations, the new owners are cooking up more savory classic Mexican dishes in the kitchen. While Mexican cuisine is no stranger to Hamilton’s downtown restaurant scene, the tacos, quesadillas, corn tamales and pozole coming out of this tiny kitchen...

In the kitchen with Joanne Rappos The curried chickpea dish you'll want to make over and over again
Jan24

In the kitchen with Joanne Rappos The curried chickpea dish you'll want to make over and over again

Healthy eating can be the last thing you have time to think about when you have papers due and midterms to study for. is curried chickpeas with spinach and tomatoes recipe is an opportunity to cook a healthy meal while fulfilling your craving for a warm and comforting dish. This recipe was made with students in mind. It’s flavourful, delicious, nutritious and simple to make with accessible ingredients from your local grocery store or...

It takes a village Café Baffico aims to bring people together and offer a place of relaxation in Hamilton’s east end
Jan17

It takes a village Café Baffico aims to bring people together and offer a place of relaxation in Hamilton’s east end

Photos by Catherine Goce Nestled away right off of Main Street East and Ottawa Street South lies Jordan Weisz’s newest venture, Café Baffico, alongside his long-time friend and colleague, Fady Dawood. Together, the two have set out to bring the joy of good food and rest to the bustling Crown Point neighbourhood.   Dawood and Weisz met about six years ago when the two both worked on Locke Street South; Weisz was running Johnny’s Coffee...

In the kitchen with Brandon Jackson   The ultimate student hack on carbonara with instant ramen
Nov29

In the kitchen with Brandon Jackson   The ultimate student hack on carbonara with instant ramen

Photos by Kyle West Influenced by Jackson’s ramen restaurant, Slurp Ramen, this recipe incorporates the fresh and high quality produce found at his fingertips at the Hamilton Farmers Market. While Slurp Ramen’s kitchen is steps away from some of the city’s best local produce, cheese and meat vendors, you too can be inspired by the ingredients and flavours of the downtown market. This recipe takes your instant ramen noodles to the next...

Getting back to chocolate basics Westdale’s The Casual Gourmet hosts a chocolate workshop with Cake & Loaf Bakery chef
Nov22

Getting back to chocolate basics Westdale’s The Casual Gourmet hosts a chocolate workshop with Cake & Loaf Bakery chef

Photos by Kyle West By: Andrew Mrozowski Nestled away on the corner of King Street West and Paisley Avenue South lies a small storefront with kitchen accessories on display in the windows. Peering through, you are sure to see a cute boutique filled with cutlery, appliances and cookware. Only if you go into the store, will you find a functioning kitchen and breakfast bar tucked away in the back-right corner. The Casual Gourmet has made...

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...