Login navigation

Journey to the Centre of the Plate

Journey to the Centre of the Plate

Year: 2016

Genre: Food

Director: Amy Wilson

Program Description:

Go global without leaving Toronto. Join us for an insiders’ look at shopping for and cooking select international dishes - focusing on Toronto’s wealth of specialty food stores. With a culinary expert as our guide, each episode takes viewers through the creation of a single feast, starting in the aisles of a multicultural food store and finishing at the table for a fabulous meal with family and friends. Let our amazing hosts give you a cook’s tour of the neighbourhoods!

Episodes

Episode 1
Chef John Lee introduces us to PAT Central, top Korean grocer. We explore the aisles in a quest for dinner ingredients, and get a crash course in Korean essentials. Back at John’s place, we whip up a multi-dish special

Episode 2
Our hosts Len (Romanian descent) and Ksenija (Bosnia) go shopping at the legendary East European Starsky’s Fine Foods. Later, in Len’s downtown eatery, traditional Bosnian cabbage rolls are prepared for a hungry crowd.

Episode 3
Italian aficionados Nanci and Tania shop at the fabled Italian supermarket Lady York Foods. After gathering the items needed to prepare homemade pasta and sauce, we head home to create a traditional Sunday family meal.

Episode 4
Chef Luis Valenzuela is hosting a Mexican dinner party. Visit local authentic Mexican grocers that sell the freshest ingredients and seafood you can’t easily find in any other store. Then step into a kitchen and learn how to make delicious ceviche, ensalada de nopales, guacamole con capulines, quesadilla de huitlacoche, and al pastor.

Episode 5
Tawfik Shehata, an Executive Chef at The International Centre, takes you grocery shopping at a Scarborough favourite, Adonis, teaching you how shop for and cook a traditional Egyptian meal. Learn how to make Roz bil Sha’areyyah, Fattoush Salad, and a Molokhia soup.

Episode 6
Chef Abeda Oturkar takes you shopping at the popular Indian grocery store, Panchvati Supermarket. Later step into her kitchen as she teaches you how to make a traditional delicious Indian vegetarian thali with stuffed eggplant, ivy gourd, daal, roti, chutney, and more.

Other shows

24CH The Quiz

24CH The Quiz

Test your knowledge of the Habs with 24CH The Quiz, an essential rendezvous for diehard fans of the Montreal Canadiens!

Black Men Loving

Black Men Loving

Black Men Loving is a heart-warming film that challenges racial assumptions and stereotypes often associated with Black fathers in the media.

Write in Toronto

Write in Toronto

Write in Toronto delves into the lives of local poets. Understand their influences, their inspirations, and their passion for this art form. Get lost in their words, as you connect with their pen and paper.

Where to find
these programs?

TV1 can be found on channel 1 or on the Fibe TV app. Find out more about our shows through our blog, social media and our Youtube channel.

Where to find these programs?
Scroll to top