I’m Corey and this is my blog cored + diced. I am a culinary school graduate and have worked as a line cook as well as a pastry cook in Toronto. Growing up in Toronto has given me a taste for all types of foods from an array of different cultures and cuisines.

I bake in my spare time (or often when I think I have spare time but don’t) and started the blog as a way to showcase what I’ve been making lately. The posts will be mainly baking related but as it is a food blog you really never know what I’ll be making that day or what I feel like eating at the moment. Cravings can be funny like that…

I’d love to hear from you!

If you have any questions or comments please email me at coreychinyick@hotmail.com.

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  1. hey there, great blog! it was suggested to me via wordpress and kinda glad I clicked on it….wondering if you can recommend any great eats for my upcoming trip to toronto. I’ve been there before but it was like five years ago. dives to high end, really anything, thanks!

    • Hi Rachelle!

      There are a lot of great restaurants in Toronto but a lot of them are quite pricey. In general I eat at a lot of vegetarian/vegan places since I don’t eat meat but I’ll also give you some recommendations for places with meat.

      Pho Tien Thanh – a pho place on the ossington strip in the west queen west area. They have the best pho EVER. period. don’t listen to anyone who tells you to go to the golden turtle a few doors down. Also, it’s super cheap

      Pizzeria Libretto – a great smart casual wood fired oven pizza place on the ossington strip. It can be a bit of a wait for a table but when I ate meat the best pizza was the one with pears and duck confit. It’s a but pricey.

      Banh Mi Boys – in the queen west area. It’s an asian fusion type fast food place with a few tables. They have really delicious tofu or pork belly baos and amazing banh mi’s and tacos. Super cheap.

      Chantecler – In the west queen west area. It’s a really small cute place. I believe it has a changing menu. It’s a little pricey but really nice.

      La Carnita – According to my sister and pretty much everyone else they have really great tacos.

      House of Gourmet – a chinese restaurant in china town with really great lobster. pretty cheap.

      Seven lives – a small taco spot in kensington market. I think it’s about $5 for a taco.

      Guu Izakaya – a really fun place close to the village with really loud servers and amazing little tapas style japanese dishes

      Yours truly – I haven’t been there but my sister said it’s great. I do believe they do a prix fixe menu and it’s a pricey place. Again on the ossington strip.

      Forno Cultura – a bakery in king west. It’s in a basement but they have delicious italian cookies and treats. They also make their own porchetta for the sandwiches.

      WVRST – right next to Forno Cultura, they have a whole bunch of different sausages that you can order on a bun or as a currywurst and they have a lot of great beers.

      So, there are a lot of places. My sister keeps shouting at me to add more places to the list but I think that’s probably enough right now haha. Hope that helps and hope you have fun in Toronto!

  2. kendra says:

    Hi Corey, I have a quick question about your blog. Could you please email me when you get a chance? Thanks!!

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