Karon Liu, TorontoStar

Karon Liu

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Recent:
  • TorontoStar
Past:
  • The Standard
  • Serious Eats
  • Brampton Guardian
  • WR Record
  • YorkRegion
  • Hamilton Spectator
  • Food Network Canada

Recent articles by Karon:

Produce going bad faster? Here are tips on stretching your food budget as grocery costs soar

The Star’s food reporter has compiled some helpful (Band-Aid) advice to shave a few dollars off your grocery bills. → Read More

This Toronto sommelier wants us to rethinking wine pairings

For the last decade, Beverly Crandon’s been looking to find a wine to go with every cuisine in the city — from Trinbagonian to Thai. → Read More

Toronto to get Canada’s first Michelin Guide

Mayor John Tory announced Tuesday the globally renowned dining guide known for its star-rating system will be landing in Toronto. → Read More

Rethinking the ‘mom doesn’t do measurements’ recipe trope

To replace the rice bowls with measuring cups would be replacing a part of her, writes Karon Liu. → Read More

Leslieville’s north end is one of Toronto’s most overlooked culinary destinations

Filipino snacks, banh mi, fish and chips, a crop of new watering holes — this small stretch of Gerrard Street has something for everyone. → Read More

This Toronto restaurant puts vegan Mexican food in the spotlight

La Bartola came to be after chef Ivan Castro started looking into Mexican cooking before the popularization of dairy, beef and pork. → Read More

Pad Thai pizza. Jerk pepperoni. Curry tomato sauce. These GTA restaurants are thinking outside the box

In order to not be gimmick, one chef told the Star, not only do the toppings have to work together, but also they have to make sense on a pizza crust. → Read More

This Toronto entrepreneur is bringing a taste of South Indian breakfast to the city

Tiffin Maami founder Anusha Ramesh supplies College Street coffee shop Madras Kaapi with the idlis she learned to make from her mother. → Read More

This is Toronto’s destination for coffee drinks from around the world

In addition to the old-school Italian cafés, College Street now has coffee drinks from South India, Singapore, Vietnam and more. → Read More

Some of the GTA’s tastiest takeout is inside independent grocery stores

Karon Liu and Suresh Doss take a look at eight of their favourite takeout spots found inside food shops in the GTA. → Read More

Persian New Year foods bring respite and hope after another pandemic winter

Loaded with fresh herbs, the traditional dishes of Nowruz bring a taste of joy. → Read More

The pandemic brought many food trends. The Star picked the winners

Food writers Karon Liu and Suresh Doss dish on the many trends that came and went in the last two years. → Read More

One of Toronto’s best food courts is in the back of a giant flea market

What to eat at the Downsview Park Merchants Market colossal food court. → Read More

This is where to get some of the best smoked salmon in Toronto

The salmon at Lev Levine’s Lox and Schmear on St. Clair West is noticeably less smoky than the mass-produced stuff. → Read More

This is the pandemic food trend you need to try

A deconstructed sushi roll in a casserole format? Yes, please. → Read More

Why dry-aged fish is worth a try

The centuries-old technique of dry-aging fish has roots in Japan, but more chefs are bringing it to the GTA. → Read More

How old, worn-out cookbooks connect us to a family history that’s about more than just food

Family photographs are considered the de facto heirlooms, but a marked-up, stained cookbook, passed through family circles, becomes a moving artifact. → Read More

Where to find gorgeous Thai desserts for your sweetie

Vegan and gluten free? Patchmon’s Thai Desserts and More has you covered → Read More

How one of Toronto’s top pastry chefs made the switch to cocktails

Farzam Fallah became well known for his sweet creations at Richmond Station, now he can be found mixing some of the city’s best cocktails at The Cloak Bar → Read More

How one of Toronto’s top pastry chefs made the switch to cocktails

Farzam Fallah became well known for his sweet creations at Richmond Station, now he can be found mixing some of the city’s best cocktails at The Cloak Bar → Read More