It’s been a long winter. It’s been cold, it’s been crazy, and the only way we’ve survived is by drowning ourselves in Matty Matheson’s Cheeto mac ‘n’ cheese and epic beef lasagna. Carbs, we couldn’t have done it without you. You either, cheese.  But spring has sprung, and Chef Matty’s back for another season of his VICELAND series Dead Set On Life, a.k.a. the best TV show in the world! This time he’s traveling to Australia, New Zealand, Las Vegas, the Everglades, Iceland, and California to meet with a wild cast of friends and celebrate their mutual love of food. In this clip from the forthcoming season—which is now just around the corner—Matty ventures into the Everglades under the protection of Shelley Wooten, an eighth-generation Floridian[…]

Chef Albert Ponzo at Le Select. All photos by Ruben Guayasamin. A decade ago, Le Select, a well-loved French bistro in Toronto, was at a crossroads. Since its inception in 1977, the restaurant has served classic fare like duck confit and bubbling, oozy French onion soup to an adoring public in the city’s bustling, beautiful Queen West neighbourhood. On January 19, 2006, the eve of it’s 30th birthday, however, the restaurant and its estimated 12,000-bottle wine collection was uprooted and moved to a new venue in the not-too-distant fringes of the Garment District. The new location at 432 Wellington, where the restaurant still resides today, was more spacious by comparison. The main dining room was, and remains, a sight to[…]