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Food with Sarah Elton: September 2013 Archives

Food Column: Elton on The Future of Grocery Shopping

All throughout September, Here and Now food columnist Sarah Elton has visited shiny new supermarkets in the suburbs and has talked about why we are drawn there to do our grocery shopping. We've also heard about how these new supermarkets are challenging the big old Canadian supermarket brands. For the last installment, Sarah has ventured into one final supermarket-one that the some believe might be just the kind of place most of us will be shopping in someday soon. Listen audio (runs 6:22)


Food Column: Elton on Evolving Tastes

Every Wednesday during this September, our food columnist Sarah Elton has been in with a series called: "We are What We Shop For." She's looked at the independent supermarkets across the GTA that cater to a variety of tastes and explored what they mean to our city and what our interest says about our evolving palates. For this week's installment, Sarah journeyed into the minds and habits of consumers to better understand these supermarkets. Listen audio (runs 5:52)


Food Column: Grocery Store Exploration with Sarah Elton

Every Wednesday this month of September, our food columnist Sarah Elton will be in with a new series. It's called: "We are what we shop for." The series features the stories of four independent supermarkets across the GTA that cater to different cultures of food. Through these stories we hope to learn a little more about who we are as a city.

For Sarah's first installment, she visited Galleria Supermarket. It bills itself as the country's largest "ethnic grocer." They specialize in Korean foods, from rice to seaweed to antibiotic free pork cut for bulgogi to Ontario-grown Korean vegetables such as bracken. They have prepared foods to take home as well as a cafeteria. And they offer free classes including how to cook Korean food. Listen audio (runs 6:29)

You can find them at 865 York Mills Road and 7040 Yonge Street