I had the pleasure last weekend of getting a good part of the way into Pete Brown’s latest book, Shakespeare’s Pub. As part of his survey of the history of the George Inn, Brown introduces the philosophical problem that is known to students of the classics as Theseus’s paradox and to fans of BBC television as the Problem of Trigger’s Broom. Simply put, the question in both cases is: if all constituent parts of a thing (be it a wooden ship or a street sweeper’s tool) are replaced is it still the same thing? (more…)
This spring and summer Marben Restaurant will be hosting semi-weekly sausage competitions between two Toronto restaurants. The winners will move on, tournament-style, to three playoffs in August and September and then the championship round on September 28th.
Last week I had the pleasure of joining friends Suresh, Bonita, Samantha, and Maria as guests of Marben’s Carl Heinrich for the second Sausage League competition. From the excellent perspective offered by Marben’s kitchen-side chef table we saw chef Ted Corrado of c5 take on chef Eran Marom of Marron Bistro. (more…)