[They work both as a cracker–or a snack! Angela’s elegant Sundried Tomato and Garlic Superseed Crackers are vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, nut-free, yeast-free, and low glycemic. Suitable for Stage 2 and beyond on an anti-candida diet.]
[photo: Ashley McGlaughlin]
It wasn’t until I moved to Toronto in my late 20s that the infinite possibilities of food really began to open up to me. After all, Toronto is the most multi-cultural city in the world, and you can find cuisines of virtually every other country here. But for me, it was the Graduate Student Dinner Party that made the biggest difference.
While I was studying at University of Toronto, my friends and I used to throw dinner parties almost weekly as a venue to showcase our best new recipes. Sometimes we’d combine efforts and co-host, sharing the culinary duties.
At one such event, my bestie Gemini I had invited a colleague from her MBA program (let’s call him “Pierre”). Pierre was tall, suave, prematurely gray (which just gave him even more élan), a true gourmet, and–most engaging of all–he spoke with a French accent. So I was thrilled when he offered to create the hors d’oeuves for our party.
So, what did Monsieur Français Cheveux Gris Très Suave Pierre whip up, you may wonder? Was it soup à l’oignon? Escargots? Poutine?