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We will be featuring the recipe below.

Join us Wednesday at 5pm EST. 

Every week we will cover a new recipe. Be sure to sign up to get the recipe and shopping list in advance (and reminders) so you can follow along and cook with us!

Pesce Al Sale

Panzanella Salad

Mint Of Cucumber Juice

About Chef Dario Tomasellli

As a scion of a successful hotelier family, my culinary passion began as a young child, in my Nonna’s kitchen in Italy. This is where I learned my age-old family recipes that fostered my love of food. My skills have been further developed through my education in Culinary School, E Maggia, in Stresa Italy and then meeting my next mentor, Chef Gualtiero Marchesi, the founder of modern Italian cuisine. My 39-year career within the culinary world spans across the globe, from Switzerland, France and Spain to Italy, Mexico, South America, Asia and eventually to Toronto, where I opened and became the rising star as head Executive Chef of the award-winning Oro. It was here that I found my individual style—receiving numerous accolades for my creative and critically-acclaimed menus and being awarded Top 10 In Canada. Today, you can also find me giving back and teaching the next generation of chefs as a Professor in the Culinary Department of Toronto’s George Brown College.

I am a firm believer that food leaves a meaningful impact on our way of life. It’s about reconnecting with local farmers around the world, where food and product begin their journey, and learning how to respect our cooking creations; not only from a sustainable point, but also in terms of the connection to family and friends that cooking and food brings.

About Anita Heidema

I am called a Mindset & Strategy Guru by both Executives and Entrepreneurs, credited with getting them clear on their ‘big dreams’, so they can build a successful business and lifestyle. My credentials include over 30 years of formal study and experience in management for a global $7-billion company, focusing on high-level sales, business and personal development. I am a proud life-long student and teacher, having gained much of my formal education at Erickson for Coaching, NLP, Harvard Mentor Business and teaching business at Ryerson University in the graphic communications program.

Second generation Dutch, I am an avid proponent for health awareness, nutritional advocate and juice expert where I pair juicing for health and taste to all of Passion Is Cooking meal creations. I also present seminars on the health and relationship benefits of healthy home cooking.

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