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Toronto Vegan/Raw Food Festival, December 2011

The Toronto Vegan/Raw Food Festival was held on the earlier December 2011, at the community arts and event center located at 918 Bathrust Street in Toronto, Ontario. This event was the second raw/vegan food festival that have been hosted along this year. At the big food festival, there were tons of food companies on hand giving out samples of their products. For those who want to try and see how a raw or vegan lifestyle works, this event could be the bridge of raw/vegan lifestyle knowledge. Apart from various kind of raw/vegan foods, there were also live entertainment, cruelty-free cosmetics, toiletries, healthcare products, and ethical clothing and a lot of products for you to taste, test and touch. Food companies that joined the food festival used black dinnerware items and white tableware products to attract more audience.

Toronto raw/vegan food festival 2011
Toronto raw/vegan food festival 2011

Admission to The Toronto Vegan/Raw Festival was free and the first 1000 entries received free laminated reference guides from Helping Hands. The festival ran on Saturday the 3rd from 10am to 8pm and on Sunday the 4th from 10am to 4pm and all of the workshops was held after 4.30. So if you live in or near Toronto then stop by and if you are looking for a great weekend trip, Toronto is the spot. But if you didn’t attend the latest Toronto Raw/Vegan event on the end of this year, you can wait and join the next event which will be held on the earlier month of 2012.

raw zucchini spaghetti
raw zucchini spaghetti

Christmas Culinary Event, Gastown Food Tour

Taste Vancouver Tours presents a christmas culinary event which is being held from December 1st 2011 until January 8th 2012 from 2p.m to 4 p.m. You can come and tantalize your taste buds with the host “Gassy Jack” who will also lead you on a guide of two hours walking Christmas food tour through hid Gastown “hood”.

Vancouver culinary festival
Gastown Food Tour

With the price of $39 for the ticket, you can enjoy the atmosphere and quality time by tasting Lobster Mac n’ Cheese, drinking “Blitzen” Ale, Crab Cakes and Chocolate Orange Cheesecake just to name a few of the culinary delights you will be enjoying. And another uniqueness of this culinary event is that you will be entertained with Gastown’s colourful history and culture while enjoying some of Vancouver’s 10 trendy eateries.

The tour starts with Egg Nog Lattes and pastries served up by partner host Starbucks. The tour accommodates up to 16 persons and each guest receives their own audio equipment so they won’t miss a word of “Gassy Jack’s” tales. By the end of the tour you will be well fed and well informed as you learn some history and enjoy other delicious treats including Italian tortellini, 18 hour Carolina style smoked Pulled Pork, which is served on quality disposable tableware; traditional Quebec Pulled Maple Taffy, “Empress Square” Chocolates, Market Spice Tea , which is served in plastic cups, and melt-your-mouth Shortbread cookies.

Vancouver food festival
Gastown Food Tour

Pre-Selections for Bernard Loiseau Culinary Festival 2012

With just 4 months to go until the Bernard Loiseau Culinary Festival gets underway next March. Chefs from different parts of the world have been taking part in the final pre-selection event. The next Bernard Loiseau Culinary Festival 2012 will be an exceptional festival, with one candidate taking part from each of the resorts. In last November, all candidates were tasked with preparing a starter and a main course, all using the same ingredients.

For the appetizer

Jerôme Manifacier & Ashley Ramasawmy at 2011 festival
Jerôme Manifacier & Ashley Ramasawmy at 2011 festival
  • Shrimps 21/25
  • Tomato
  • Olive oil
  • Bell pepper
  • Lemongrass

For the main course

  • Fillet of fresh red snapper
  • Sweet potato
  • Coconut milk
  • Ginger
  • Lemon

For the pre-selection itself envolves 4 jury members for each resort. The rules and regulations, the timing, and the ingredients were the same. The task was for each candidate to express his technique and creativity, and aim to impress the jury members.

Members of the jury at Bernard Loiseau Culinary Festival 2011
Members of the jury at Bernard Loiseau Culinary Festival 2011

The judging criteria includes :

  • Hygiene (Grooming, work flow, cleanliness, respect of hygiene standards) – out of 20 points
  • Respect of culinary techniques –out of 20 points
  • Organisation – out of 20 points
  • Fair-play attitude – out of 20 points
  • Timing – out of 20 points

Chefs use white tableware products and clear tableware products to serve their food creations.

Wokingham Wine Festival

The 4th Wokingham Wine Festival was held on 4th December 2011. This is an event where wine-lovers can come and taste or even buy the finest wines supplied by the members of the ASDW (Association of Small Direct Winemerchants). ASDW members offer between them a huge range of fine wines coming from around the world. The annual event was organised by the ASDW, the Thames Valley Region branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, and the Wokingham Round Table. This was a charity event and the profits that have been collected from selling tickets will be donated to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Wokingham Wine Festival
Wokingham Wine Festival

The Wokingham Wine Festival was held during 2 days and it was held in the Main Hall, upstairs in the old Town Hall, in the Market Place in the centre of historic Wokingham over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday 4 and 5 December 2011. There were a number of wine merchants who came to the event.

Wokingham Wine Festival
Wokingham Wine Festival

For the special event which was aimed for charity provided many kinds of wine which could be tasted with no additional charge. So it was an advantageous event for the merchants and others. It was a fantastic opportunity to stock up for Christmas by getting wines from exhibiting merchants.

To enjoy the wine, seagreen tableware products and disposable drinking glasses will be a nice vessel while drinking a glass of wine.

Pour your favorite wine into Champagne Flute Seagreen
Pour your favorite wine into Champagne Flute Seagreen

Five No-Bake Desserts – Perfect Dish for Parties

When the holiday season is just coming around, you might get your inbox overwhelmed with seasonal parties invitations. But if your friends do not hold any seasonal party, you’d better to throw your own holiday party. Sweet treat contributes to the holiday buffet. Whether you are attending the annual company bash or family gathering, you will see that guests are impressed with perfect combination of the dishes including desserts. And if you want to come with the new idea of serving no-bake desserts for the guests, you can choose one of the following no-bake desserts:

Cheese cake

personal sized cheese cake
personal sized cheese cake

 

During the holiday season, cheese cake may be one of most simple no-bake desserts that people choose from to be served on their parties. You can make cheese cake without buying it on cake shop since it’s easy and quick. Most people love to cook two-layer cheese cake as parties dessert. For more simple way on serving, you can make them in individual sized cakes and serve them on clear plastic plates.

 

 

 

Peanut butter pie

no-bake peanut butter pie
no-bake peanut butter pie

For delicious spin on a holiday treat, the frozen no-bake peanut butter pie can be the perfect choice. Simply mix the ingredients together, pour into a pie shell and place in the freezer for a minimum 30 minutes. Then add your whipped topping, chopped peanuts and chocolate syrup if you like. You can serve any kind of simple dessert with clear tableware products.

 

 

 

Chocolate Cake

chocolate cake
chocolate cake

If you are about to invite your friends who are chocolate lovers, maybe the chocolate cake can be the finest dessert to be served. The preparation is quite easy and you can do it by yourself. Perfect preparation of cooking chocolate cake can make the food display looks delicious and alluring. Just try to serve the chocolate cake as no-bake dessert at your party.

MAINE LOBSTER FESTIVAL

The center of the celebration is, of course, fresh hot Maine lobster! Get a charge out of your lobster supper, that is served with grant-winning Cabot margarine on elegant plastic black tableware, under the Main Eating Tent while getting a charge out of a view of Penobscot Bay.

special lobster recipe

black round mini plateLobster dish looks great on mini black rotondo plate. At the same time as the 2011 Lobster Festival, about 20,000 pounds of delicious lobster was ready in our fresh out of the box new cooker on the shore. Choose from steamed and fried clams, fried Maine shrimp, shrimp cocktail, steamed mussels in wine and vegetable sauce in plastic cups, and many varieties of traditional summer fair food, all prepared in the traditional Maine way served with special wine in disposable glasses.