Life Food

Deliciously scary Halloween treats

Halloween's coming up! Doesn't matter if you're a kid, or a kid at heart - there's something so heart-thumping about dressing up and getting spooked.

Jim Moutzouris is the son of the original owners of Sophie's Place in Barrie. MARK WANZEL PHOTO

Sophie's Place all about family

When Sophie’s Place first opened in the east end of Barrie, Pierre Trudeau was the prime minister of Canada. That was in 1984. Now, 32 years later, his son Justin is prime minister and the restaurant is still going strong.

Pasta in Sardinia. (Photo: Rita DeMontis)

Secrets of Sardinia

It's dusk and my travel colleague - the New York-based James Beard award-winning cookbook author and journalist Julia della Croce - and I are walking the spectacular, stoned streets of Alghero, on the western coast of Sardinia. We've ventured into the old, walled part of town, near the 13th century port, where the atmosphere is r