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Toronto: VPN Pie at Pizzeria Libretto

From the imported ingredients to fastidious cooking methodology, Libretto is dedicated to Naples-style authenticity. They claim to bake their pies in less than 90 seconds in a 900 degree wood-burning oven (hand-built by a 3rd generation pizza oven maker in Naples, then delivered to Ontario). The pizza had all the hallmarks of a striking Napoletean pie: a blistered, slightly speckled crust made with naturally leavened Italian Caputo dopio zero flour, topped with a translucent, vermillion layer of San Marzano tomato sauce. More

Serious Sandwiches: Thuet's Smoked Pork Loin and French Toast

Photograph courtesy of thewx4.com Despite being subjected to the familiar "don't play with your food" parental instruction throughout my childhood, as an adult I can't help but succumb to a little makeshift breakfast sandwich action. The most popular (and easiest to assemble), has got to be the irresistible pancake-bacon combo, or you can get a little more serious, as in the case of the waffle sandwich I posted about here last September. It's always fun to create your own monstrosity, but I have a tremendous amount of respect for the chef who saves you (and by that I mean my wife) from the embarrassment of a self-made sandwich at the table. Such is the case with the seared smoked... More

Canada's 35-Pound Burger

A Compacted History of the Bigger Burger War Call her the face that launched a thousand shits. In February, 100-pound college girl Kate Stelnick (right) finished the six-pound burger at Denny's Beer Barrel Pub in Clearfield, Pennsylvania, and a minor... More

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