LCBO Food & Drink Holiday 2021




Grateful bread Sure, a magazine subscription is a nice gift, but have you ever given a bread subscription? Here are a few options for the carb lover in your life.


Glass act

Give a one-of-a-kind gift or take your holiday table set- ting to the next level with handcrafted glassware from these Ontario artisans. By Jessica Huras

Dear Grain The Breadwinner subscription at this Hamilton bakery has a lot of flexibility: You can choose from four styles of rustic sourdough and have them delivered every one to four weeks anywhere in Ontario and Quebec.



1 Infinite Glassworks Working in Flesherton (south of Owen Sound), Kate Civiero creates pieces that are beau- tiful yet functional—she pays close attention to how shape and colour impact the drink- ing experience. Her tumblers and hexagonal glasses (ideal for beer, cider and cocktails) feature bright hues and geo- metric silhouettes.

2 Gray Art Glass This collection includes beer mugs, wineglasses and tumblers, many featuring distinctive swirl patterns around their bases, which add an elegant pop of colour. Set up in Merrickville (south of Ottawa), owner Michael Gray works mainly freehand, and his pieces are extra-durable thanks to their thickness and his expert craftsmanship.

3 Artech Studios Couple Terry Craig and

Nat’s Bread Company This bakery offers three kinds of

Jennifer Wanless-Craig give new life to recycled glass bot- tles in their Tory Hill studio in Haliburton. The result is a quirky array of upcycled beer glasses, tumblers and decant- ers that bring a little whimsy to your glassware collection while reducing our collective

biweekly subscriptions in one-, three- or six-month commitments for delivery in the Ottawa area. The Baker’s Choice gets you sourdough, soft pretzels and two surprise loaves.

carbon footprint.

Back in black If you’re looking to add something new to your holiday cookie tin this year, direct your attention to our Black Cocoa Shortbreads (recipe on page 253). The star of these delicate biscuits is black cocoa pow- der, which undergoes a heavy Dutch processing that removes most of the acidity and turns it dark as night. In addition to a dramatic colour, it gives baked goods a deep, chocolatey flavour. (If you’re a fan of Oreos, you know what we mean.) Black cocoa is available at specialty baking shops and Bulk Barn ( COOKIE OF THE SEASON

Blackbird Baking Co. If you live in central Toronto, this be- loved bakery offers three packs—Indi- vidual, Family or Bread and Pastry—for weekly delivery. You can also choose different add-ons every week, from flaky croissants to homemade granola.



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