Profile of Karl Wells

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  • Karl's Top 10 of 2008

    The year 2008 was, without doubt, the best for restaurant dining I've experienced since the start of my career as The Telegram's food critic. ...

  • Christmas spice

    When December snow was swirling about our house many Christmases ago, if I wasn't outdoors diving off tall snow banks onto lesser ones, there was ...

  • Recipe for success

    In 1984, Dana McCauley told her high school guidance counsellor that she wanted to become a professional chef. His response was swift and firm. ...

  • Canada's best food books - 2008

    Toronto's Royal Agricultural Winter Fair closed up shop this week for another year. Over 300,000 visitors checked out the 86-year-old event ...

  • In Praise of Fatback

    Alice Waters is a pioneer of Californian cuisine. It's a way of eating based on fresh, seasonal ingredients and flavour. Recently I heard a quote ...

  • Pheasant dreams

    Every now and then I like to stick my head into my freezer and have a good rummage through. It allows me to take stock of whatever goodies I ...

  • Tasting Turmeric

    I acquired a taste for turmeric early in life. At the time I didn't have a clue I was eating turmeric. When my age was still in single digits my ...

  • The Wine Evangelist

    We were six for dinner, three couples. Tom Beckett and his wife Maureen had been regaling us with stories of a trip they'd made to India a few ...

  • Lunch at the Garden

    The Tea Garden 328 CBS Highway Holyrood Phone (709) 229-7376 In the summers of my youth we took a lot of day trips around the bay. Sometimes ...

  • Breakfast at Blue

    Blue on Water 319 Water Street Ph. 754-2583 Breakfast and supper are my favourite meals. I'm usually not very hungry at lunchtime. Besides, ...