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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Greek Food in Toronto's Greektown

This past January marked the second anniversary of this blog. In the last couple years, my writing about Greek food and gastronomy has brought me into contact with many wonderful people from all over the world. Food is truly the most enjoyable and effective means of bringing people from diverse backgrounds together in convivial fellowship. I look forward to many more years of writing about Greek food and connecting with like-minded folk throughout the world via the Internet, and in meatspace whenever possible.

Two of the people I have met through this blog are inspirations when it comes to publishing food related content on the Internet. Last April, I finally had the opportunity to meet Chef Mark Tafoya and food philosopher Jennifer Iannolo, co-founders of the Culinary Media Network. While visiting from New York on a food media junket, Jennifer and Mark put out a call for an impromptu 'tweetup' of Toronto foodies.

Upon discovering that Mark and Jen's junket itinerary did not include a visit to Toronto's Greektown, I extended an invitation to show them around my 'hood. The following video is a chronicle of that visit. We had a great time that day and I think it shows!



I want to extend a special "Thank You!" to Chris and Soula of Pan on the Danforth for their gracious hospitality.

Hope you enjoyed the video, and I hope you have enjoyed this blog over the past couple years. This year, I plan on taking things in a new direction and I have some exciting announcements to share in due time, so stay subscribed! As always, I look forward to your comments.

Amiably,

Sam Sotiropoulos
Greek Gourmand™
http://www.greekgourmand.com
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6 comments:

Beth said...

I really enjoyed the video! I'm not sure if you've heard of it, but the Greek mecca by us is Astoria in Queens NY and we always get our meats for homemade kokoretsi there!

jessiev said...

what fun, sam!! i love greek food - can't wait to get to toronto!!

Erica said...

Hi Sam.....I love going to the Danforth for Greek food. We usually frequent Astoria which is my husband's fav place....and that lil' place near Pape and Panforth where they sell spanakopita's and Borek's.

Thanks for sharing that video.

Erica

YourGreekMarket said...

Great work Sam, this is a quality blog about greek and cypriot food. Keep up the good work and thanks for the quality posts.

Karen June Miller said...

I'm sitting here counting the days to our next local Greek Festival. Or, perhaps I will visit Sophies...

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you! Stop by my blog to enter my Harney and Son’s “Irish Breakfast Tea” Giveaway. Just post a comment.

Best Blessings, KJ

Natasha said...

I bookmarked this page as reference for my trip to Toronto in August. Thanks!