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Street Eats from Around the World


Street Eats continues with its second season - visiting and sampling some of Toronto's multi-ethnic cuisines.

When I first heard the name of the show, I though it would focus on street food, like T-dot's street meat, Filipino balut, satay or souvlaki. Instead, the focus is really on different countries, some of their popular dishes and where to get them in Toronto...a reason to watch.

I got a chance to catch the first two episodes. The first focused on Morocco and Tunisia, the second on Brazil. Upcoming shows will focus on Greece, the Philippines, Cuba, Russia and Goa.

What makes this show really engaging is the inside look at some of the Toronto restaurants - Boujadi Restaurant and Caju were the last two visited - as well as some grocery and cooking stores where you can pick up some specialty ingredients and cooking instruments. Churrasqueira Oliveria Ltd. was mentioned as the place to get caju apple juice and pao de Queijo mix. Haven was a place to pick up a traditional tagine.

Yummy dishes like pastilla pie, harira soup and moqueca sauce were some of the dishes that were showcased and definitely had my mouth watering.

Hosts P.J. Kerr and Sora Olah are both pleasant on the screen - but they are missing the extra 'umph' required when sampling and describing many of the exotic and obviously flavourful dishes they get to feast on.

PS. Street Eats airs on SUN TV Mondays to Fridays at 11:30 am and on Saturday's at 2:30 pm.


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