I always like to know, what’s cooking and who is cooking it!

I always like to know, what’s cook...

When thekitchenman and my sweetie travel across the country, we like to stay at a well known resorts or hotels, I always like to know, what’s cooking and who is cooking it today if we are staying for a few days. Asking if the chef is cooking today is always a good bet things should be stellar. After spending last spring living out of a suitcase for 3 months and traveling from BC to Ontario with plenty of stops and new cities to check out. A good Breakfast is usually the first meal that will tell you if the kitchen is up to snuff. A good selection of choices served...
Pacific Octopus

Pacific Octopus

Cathy and I were in the celebration mood while visiting Vancouver Island. When Covid hit we were looking for that special top notch restaurant and had four to choose from. Tofino and Ucluelet has some mighty fine dinning establishments that are truly rehearsed and polished. Great food with equally as good libations served with no attitude and a sea side view was what we were looking for. Loads of suggestions were given us from the many island foodie connoisseurs and visiting guests to the island like ourselves looking for the best bang for the buck. When you hear several...
My Indian Thali Plate

My Indian Thali Plate

My Indian Thali Plate. Thali refers to the metal plate that a thali meal may be served on. Thali is popular in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and other states in North India. The idea behind a thali is to offer all the 6 different flavours of sweet, salt, bitter, sour, astringent and spicy on one single plate. According to Indian food custom, a proper meal should be a perfect balance of all these six flavours. Restaurants typically offer a choice of vegetarian or meat-based thalis. Vegetarian thalis are very typical and commonplace in Tamil Nadu canteens South India and Southeast...
Table Hopping with thekitchenman.

Table Hopping with thekitchenman.

Table Hopping with thekitchenman. When I get to visit a new area eatery that I’ve been told about or just happen find and old diner or golf course  or resort restaurant of interest. It’s super finding so many family run stores with hand crafted food items and pantry items while checking out the back roads here in Woodstock and the surrounding farming counties. The great drives over the open county roads is pleasant and sets you up to get a destination well rested and ready to explore. So far taking the old highways and back roads in to Ayr, Guelph, Cambridge,...
An Indian Affair with Passion.

An Indian Affair with Passion.

This incredible Chef needs no introduction but in case you haven’t met him yet, say hello to Gary – the heart and soul behind An Indian Affair! Trained from Maurya Sheraton Indian 5-star hotel and having worked as an expert chef in the finest restaurants around the United States and Canada, Gary loves nothing more than to cook delectable food and watch his guests enjoy and savour. Gary and his teamentertainyou’repalatwithamultitudeofdelisciousflavours.
VL’S Curry Bowl

VL’S Curry Bowl

            VL’S Curry Bowl. Taking time to have lunch on the run while shopping means stopping at the mall food courts. Some of them have been operating for several years like the ones at my local T&T Market Mall in Surrey BC.  The Kiosks in T&T carry a fine selection of fresh Asian foods, meats and whole fish which brings me here a couple times a month. One of the best meals I can suggest is stopping and saying Hi to Michael at VL’S Curry Bowl. This kitchen has been pumping out good quality takeout with lots of flavour....