Tag Archive: Shawna Wagman

Citric acid: How sour is becoming a chef’s new weapon

SHAWNA WAGMAN Special to The Globe and Mail Published Tuesday, Apr. 09 2014 As far as It ingredients go, citric acid is an unlikely one – it’s the stuff found at the bottom of… Continue reading

LUNCH PICK: Murray Street’s serious take on grown-up mac and cheese

If ever there was a time for rib-sticking fare to warm our bellies and thaw out our frost-bitten digits, it is now. On one particularly frigid day last week, I set out in… Continue reading

INTRODUCING: Stone Soup Foodworks, a sassy soup biz inside a converted chip truck

Soup Truck. It’s an idea that seems to make perfect sense. Ottawa certainly has its share of chip trucks; why not serve steaming hot bowls of healthy homemade soup instead of greasy fries?… Continue reading

INTRODUCING: YKO charcoal barbecued chicken — rumours confirmed: Ottawa’s authentic West African chicken shack is back

Spice-crazed grill-loving fans of YRE’s, the take-out barbecue chicken joint in Sandy Hill, were devastated when news began spreading back in 2006 that the Charlotte Street building was being sold and torn down.… Continue reading

LUNCH PICK: Morning Owl serves up tasty pressed sandwiches — and a wicked java jolt

The Place: A business savvy couple, Sarah and Jordan O’Leary were strategic when choosing a location for their independent coffeehouse and sandwich counter. Forget downtown or the trendy west end. They opened Morning Owl in… Continue reading

LUNCH PICK: Authentic homemade Latin snacks at Main Street tea room

The Place: I remember stopping in to Cuppedia a few years ago for a coffee. Set in a converted old house on Main Street, the cozy low-key tea room with its stash of kids’… Continue reading

FOOD BUZZ: When life gives Bryson Farms tomatoes, they make tomato sauce, tomato soup, tomato stew, tomato tart….

  For the past 12 years, Stuart Collins and his partner Terry Stewart have been growing certified organic heirloom vegetables near Shawville, Quebec for their ever-expanding army of home-delivery customers. They also supply… Continue reading

LUNCH PICK: Havana Café brings a taste of Cuba to Old Ottawa South—but don’t expect the heat

The Place: Havana Café (not to be confused with Savana Café on Gilmour) is a brand new lunch spot on Bank Street in the space formerly occupied by Sixth Sense catering. Fashionistas will… Continue reading

FOOD BUZZ: Top 10 food trends spotted at Gold Medal Plates

Pescuterie (salted, smoked, or cured fish) Edible Dirt (soil?) aka “the new air” Smoked anything…cotton candy, ghee Sea Vegetables Nose to Tail cooking Espresso as ingredient in main dish Aspic Octopus Lentils Whoopie Pies

LUNCH PICK: “Holy Crap it’s Lunch” debuts at the Whalesbone Oyster House

The Place: Whalesbone was recently mentioned on my list of “Where to Eat Now” because no one makes eating sustainable sea creatures more frisky fun. But until recently, the quirky pint-sized gastropub only came… Continue reading