Name: Jackie Lina Alexander Nickname: Jaxs Occupation: Bartender/studying to be a paralegal Age: 22 Generation: Second Mom’s side from: Fano, Pesaro and Urbino, Le Marche Raised in: Toronto Speaks: English
Name: Kristine Centis Jorge Nickname: Krissy, Kris Occupation: Masters student in notarial law Age: 27 Generation: Third Dad’s side from: Figueira da Foz, Portugal Mom’s side from: Guglionesi, Campobasso, Molise and Villaorba, Udine, Friuli-Venezia Raised in: Montreal and Laval Speaks: English, French, Italian and Portuguese
A Chef, by definition, is a highly skilled professional who is proficient in all aspects of food preparation. For Executive Chef of Toronto’s George Restaurant, Lorenzo Loseto, the definition is much more than that. Being a chef is about making a connection with food and putting his personality on the plate. A native of Bari, Italy, he remains true to his roots, taking what he’s learned from working in some of the city’s best kitchens, to serve up complex flavour combinations with Italian undertones.
Nickname: Cheapy G - Occupation: Director of Finance at Luxury Retreats - Age: 30 - Generation: Second - Dad or nonni on dad’s side from: Guglionesi (Molise) - Mom or nonni on mom’s side from: Campochiaro (Molise) - Speaks: English, French, Italian - Raised in: St-Leonard
Some like their food fried, others roasted or baked. It can be wrapped in a paper bag or a simple piece of paper, bought at a shop or a street-stall, or even on-board a renovated truck. We’re talking about street-food, currently experiencing a Golden Age; meant to be bought and consumed on the street, street-food is especially popular in Italy amongst young people who are rediscovering their country’s gastronomic traditions through this popular cuisine.
Interview with Italian singer-song writer Carmen Consoli