As a North American who enjoys all the world’s cuisines, I believe deeply that food is a basic human element, uniting the lives and cultures of everyone in this old world of ours at a fundamental level. But as a Canadian, I like to take note when my homeland gets a leg-up on Big Brother U.S.!

Weed-Crusted Salmon - © Chris Crowley - Grub Street

Jokes about Marijuana Brownies and Cookies go back at least as far as the 1960s. Long before that, even as far back as the 19th century, Marijuana Tea was prescribed as a sedative. Now, intrepid culinary types are exploring Weed’s potential as an ingredient on Fine Dining menus…

You’ve seen many, many Web posts claiming to deliver the secret of losing weight fast and keeping it off. And the vast majority are based either on urban legends or wishful thinking. Or outright hokum. But here’s a method approved by no less an authority than Cambridge University…

Carrot Jacket - © 2015 maggiejs.ca

Okay. Here’s an issue that majestically spans the equally quirky but (usually) widely-separated realms of Food and Fashion. I’ve just stumbled across a premiere reference to something called ‘Vegan leather’. I’m looking into it – and I’m afraid I’m not gonna like what I find out…

Restaurant For Singles - © walkerplanet.com

You’ve read, in these posts, about novelty restaurant themes.But now there’s an eatery that caters to the most neglected dining demographic on the face of the earth: Singles. But… Should the operators of this establishment remain passive purveyors, or actively try putting solo diners together?