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Cuisine: Zoroastrian Food

Zoroastrian food is a cross between Iranian and South Asian food. There are over 5,000 Zoroastrians living in the Greater Toronto Area, the majority of them came to Canada as immigrants from Iran, Pakistan, India and East Africa, over the…

Food: A Taste of Home

by Doris Bercarich Doris Bercarich was the Kitchen & Cooking Coordinator for Field to Table, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to working with communities to improve access to healthy and affordable food. She works as a chef,…

Family: Finding Your Own Path

By Nastasha Alli In the world of parenting, fights and arguments come with raising a teenager. But for immigrant families, the relationship between parents and teens can become so intense that when a child says they need space or want to…

Family: Getting a Pet

Carol and Daniel arrived in Toronto a year ago as newlyweds. They are not ready to start a family yet, but something was missing. Feeling lonely away from their home country, they wanted to share their house with a pet. “We used to go to…

Delicious Choices

Over the past 20 years, the selection and quality of ethnic food has been rising across the country. No matter where you live there are lots of good ethnic restaurants and markets. For those of you who live in major urban areas, the…

Are You Going to Have a Baby?

“Pregnancy classes are great! Every week there is something new to learn,” says Huda, who is new to Canada and going to have a baby. Once a week for eight weeks, Huda joins a small group of pregnant women to learn about having a healthy…

Bringing Heat to the North

Some foods are so popular that you can find them almost anywhere in the world. Among the newest tastes on this list are burritos, nachos and tortillas – which are actually very old – born in aboriginal Mexican kitchens as long as 500…