Time to make reservations for a night out with Oscar! The 89th Academy Awards is coming up this Sunday, Feb. 26, at the famed Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, and the stress is on to see whose wearing what, whose going to trip on the red carpet, what's Jimmy Kimmel have planned for this year's soiree - and whose going home with the little golden statue.
Rita DeMontis, Toronto Sun
Rita DeMontis is an award-winning journalist who has been with the Toronto Sun for more than three decades. She is currently the senior national Lifestyle and Food Editor for the Sun Media chain, a division of Postmedia Network. She also has a weekend radio show, Dishing with DeMontis, on Sirius XM Canada Talks! Ch. 167, spent many years on Newstalk 1010, and has appeared regularly on CITY-TV'S Breakfast Television, Global TV, CTV Canada AM, CityLine and Food Network Canada. DeMontis has also been interviewed on both CNN and the BBC and hosted her own national cooking show called CUCINAetc. She has an extensive volunteer background, belongs to several professional groups and has sat on various boards. DeMontis has been a keynote speaker on many occasions and has lectured periodically for York University as well as several marketing associations. She was also honoured in a national Canadian book celebrating 32 of the most influential Canadian women of Italian origin. Before working for the Toronto Sun, DeMontis spent several years with TV Guide Magazine.
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This is the week where everything you thought you had time to do - you don't have time to do! Last-minute wrapping and baking and the thousand and one details to attend to.
Come this time of year, many of us are deep into the decorations – both inside and outside our homes.
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It's mid-November, but many are already searching for memorable dishes to create for the holiday season.
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We've heard it many times before - get the kids into the kitchen to help with meal planning.
It may be getting cold outside, but no need to put your grill away.
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Bring on brunch for Easter
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In the blink of an eye we've slipped quietly into March, a month of seasonal changes.
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The perfect antidote for the winter blues is coming up this Sunday - yes, Super Bowl Sunday! - and a special one at that, celebrating its 50th year.
This time of year is when a bowl of rice is real nice.
Wake up, world - it's the International Year of Pulses! The United Nations has declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses (IYP) to celebrate pulses’ contribution to health, nutrition and environmental sustainability.
Cocktails for the New Year inspired by vacation warmth