Camilla Wynne preparing her Fall Vegetable Pickles
Seville Orange Marmalade by Christine Manning
Filipino Arroz Caldo by Hanna Grace Medalia
Sana Mahmoud and her partner
Salatet Shmandar (Lebanese Beet & Chickpea Salad) by Sana Mahmoud
Karahi Aloo – Pakistani Curried Potatoes by Nasir Zuberi
The inimitable Chef Greg Couillard
Tibetan Momos by Tsewang Chodon & Lhundup Gyatso
Alissa Kondogiannis & her mom preparing latkes
Doris Fin’s Medovik, a Russian honey cake
From The Depanneur Archives
Sidney Littleton hitching a ride in Celine, The Dep’s late Montrealaise Depanneur delivery bike.
Ginger Dean hosted brunch and many, many Drop-In Dinners in the early days of The Dep; occasionally her twin sister Yvonne would pop in to help, and it was always a bit trippy to watch them cook in sync.
My dear friends Abel & Nicky cooking up a Cuban feast
Jonna Pederson was not only our ace brunchatrix for a while, but was also a Korean food wiz, having lived there for many years. Here she is going full Dexter on a batch of kimchi
Maria Rozynska was a school teacher with a love of food. Here’s she’s making sausage from scratch for a night of Berlin-style curry wurst with her chum Agata. Maria eventual left teaching to start her own cooking school, Just Be Cooking.
A traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony
My sister, Stephanie, pretending to cook at her birthday
Cook, musician and activist Kalmplex preparing an Ital (a Rastifarian version of veganism) meal
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, with Esmaeel Aboufakher and Rahaf Alakbani of Newcomer Kitchen
Danielle Mitrovic was one of the loveliest people to ever work FOH at The Dep, and not to shabby in the kitchen either, especially when preparing
Quinn Cruise, with her mom. Quinn went on to represent Canada at the International Deaf Culinary Olympics.
Celebrity Chef Eddie Huang of Huang’s World visited The Dep for his episode on Toronto’s food scene.
Lesley & Sara embracing the classic diner waitress vibe
My nieces, Lucy & Grace, enjoying an ice cream out front
Margret Hefner, an expert in Mexican fruits & vegetables, goofing around.
Gervais Nash bringing in a haul of organic tomatoes from Grant McPhereson’s Pairie Boy Farm
One of the Newcomer Kitchen kids celebrating his first Canada Day
Dougie Kerr painting The Dep window. Dougie was one of the sign painters for Honest Ed’s, whose iconic signage was a cherished bit of Toronto heritage.
Lisa Kates (left) was a mentor and inspiration from the very outset of The Dep. She went on to co-found an amazing food charity, Building Roots, which aims to address food insecurity in some of Toronto’s most underserved neighbourhoods. Her whole family is into food; here her two daughters joined her in the kitchen.
Sara Lapell of Nice Buns was a tremendously talented baker, and neighbour