Taste Notes

More tea to enjoy

Love tea? A new tea brand, T. Kettle offers a large, premium assortment of original and new loose-leaf tea blends naturally sourced, certified vegan, kosher and organic. The business has taken over 45 shuttered DAVIDs Tea locations, transforming them into T.Kettle shops plans to expand across Canada and U.S. T.Kettle is now open at Square One Shopping Centre in Mississauga. T-kettle.com


Aprons to end hunger

The Cooks Who Feed organization has teamed up with well-known chefs to create a line of aprons, such as this one by Devan Rajkumar Apron. Every apron purchased provides 100 meals to those in need. Its mission is helping to end world hunger, while also addressing the environmental impact of food waste. The organization works with local charities that obtain food surplus to redistribute to those in need. All of the aprons are environmentally friendly, handcrafted with natural and recycled fabrics. Cookswhofeed.com


Guinness 0.0

Diageo has unveiled an alcohol-free Guinness stout which rolled out in November in the UK. The beer, which was made at Guinness’s St. James Gate brewery in Dublin, comes in at 0.0% ABV and contains 16 calories per 100ml.  It will be available in more markets throughout the world in 2021.


Eat local all year long

Local culinary activist Lynn Ogryzlo has published the Ontario Pantry Directory to make it easy to buy local all year long. It includes a directory of 280 farmers, culinary artisans, and food entrepreneurs across Ontario, 75 reasons to buy local, 24 recipes with local ingredients, , products that are grown and produced in all regions of Ontario, and much more. Download the free online guide at ontariotable.com/the-ontario-pantry