Discover Toronto’s food scene with Bonnie Stern, known as “Canada’s Julia Child”. On this week’s episode of Taste Matters, Mitchell Davis and Bonnie Stern discuss how far Canada has come in a culinary sense, and the importance of home cooking. Hear how family values are reflected in cooking and sharing food, and how knowing your ingredients leads to a healthier diet. Find out what inspires Bonnie in terms of recipe development when she’s traveling! Learn about the differences between American and Canadian restaurant culture, and hear how David Chang and Daniel Boulud’s restaurants were received in Toronto. How does Bonnie define Toronto cuisine? Learn all of this and more on this week’s episode of Taste Matters! This program has been sponsored by Hearst Ranch. Thanks to Idgy Dean for today’s music.

“Cooking with your kids and showing them where food comes from is such an important part of this food movement. I’m a little bit anxious that that’s being lost.” [8:30]

“When you have formal training, you’re somehow stuck with it in your head- whereas if you don’t, you can be more open and experiment.” [11:00]


“I think Toronto chefs are excited about the nose-to-tail experience. We’re not as behind as we used to be.” [25:45]

Bonnie Stern on Taste Matters