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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Local Lactose-Free Foods, Canada and Italy

Part 3 of a collection of links to local restaurants selling lactose-free, dairy-free, vegan or some similar worthy food.

Today: Canada and Italy

Sorbets in Montreal, a review by Leslie Chesterman from the Montreal Gazette.

Chesterman reviews three local sorbets, Le Glacier Bilboquet Strawberry Sorbet, Solo Fruit "Homemade Recipe" Sugar-Free Strawberry Sorbet, And La Mere Poule Organic Strawberry Sorbet. She gives the best marks to Le Glacier.

Magic Oven pizza in Toronto by Marlee Kostiner on the site.

So we're heading back to the east end of Queen (last time, I promise) at Parliament in the old Mistral resto space. Magic Oven will be opening its sixth location. I kid you not, these ovens are magic – how else would they be able to make the city's best pizza? (No hyperbole necessary). But this installment in what will probably be a continuing franchise (not always a dirty word) could be an enjoyable addition. Not only that, but the upcoming venue boasts an oven that cares; staff will pizzas for literally any possible diet, with gluten-free, trans-fat free, preservative-free and dairy-free - how is that possible? - pizza. I told you they were magical.

Magic Oven.

Fior di Luna Geleteria, Rome, Italy
Eric Reguly travels to Rome and visits the Fior di Luna (Moon Flower) Gelateria, “the city's ultimate sweet spot,” for the Toronto Globe and Mail.
It's an unlikely paragon. Smack in the middle of Trastevere, the medieval quarter better known for bars and late-night carousing than fine food, the shop itself is plain. We strolled by it a dozen times before it occurred to us to go in. …
Marco Ronco, the man behind the counter, says half a dozen flavours are also made without milk, for those who are lactose-intolerant. A few are made without sugar. Most of the 30 flavours though - like banana, pistachio and vanilla - are Italian standards.

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