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Five things to know about aconite, the toxin suspected of sickening diners in Markham

Twelve people were sick enough to visit local hospitals after eating the same chicken dish from a Markham, Ont., restaurant over the weekend. Dr.
Spice containing toxin suspected of sickening Markham diners: doc

Spice containing toxin suspected of sickening Markham diners: doc

A spice contaminated with a plant-based toxin was used in a chicken dish at a Markham, Ont., restaurant over the weekend and is believed to be responsible for sending a dozen people to hospital, the region's top doctor said Tuesday. Dr.
California lawmakers approve landmark fast food workers bill

California lawmakers approve landmark fast food workers bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif.
For last-minute Labor Day chicken salad, buy a cooked bird

For last-minute Labor Day chicken salad, buy a cooked bird

Sometimes the best way to change the way you cook is to not cook at all. For some weeknight meals, we grab a cooked rotisserie chicken from the supermarket, which allows us to focus on loading up the shredded meat with flavor.
Column: Fun in the sun wines

Column: Fun in the sun wines

Two reds and a white perfect for summer.
Column: Drinking super Tuscan wines

Column: Drinking super Tuscan wines

Wines that did not follow Tuscan wine rules in late 1970s.
Sugar and savory spices liven up summer berries

Sugar and savory spices liven up summer berries

It’s time to stop thinking about the difference between sweet and savory spices. Many cooks around the world don’t make such a distinction.
UN: US buying big Ukraine grain shipment for hungry regions

UN: US buying big Ukraine grain shipment for hungry regions

BULLA HAGAR, Kenya (AP) — The United States is stepping up to buy about 150,000 metric tons of grain from Ukraine in the next few weeks for an upcoming shipment of food aid from ports no longer blockaded by war, the World Food Program chief has told
Column: It’s going to be a real blast tomorrow at Blasted Church!

Column: It’s going to be a real blast tomorrow at Blasted Church!

Live music, delicious treats and Blasted Church's best wines are some of the things to expect at its 20th anniversary party.
Mac and cheese lemonade, ketchup ice cream among new wacky foods as CNE returns

Mac and cheese lemonade, ketchup ice cream among new wacky foods as CNE returns

TORONTO — Squid-ink Korean corndogs, 60-centimetre long tacos and ketchup and mustard ice cream are just a few of the new wacky foods fairgoers can gorge on at this year's Canadian National Exhibition, as the 18-day event returns to Toronto after a t