Buzzfood: cooking with cannabis

Buzzfood: cooking with cannabis

For those who want 
to cause and cure the munchies in one fell swoop

Pastry chef Vanessa Labrecque and her husband, cannabis connoisseur Joshua Tuck, have combined their areas of expertise, offering cooking classes centred around a certain herbaceous ingredient. At their three-hour sessions, run out of a kitchen space on Richmond Street, canna-curious students learn to create THC-infused treats; options include cornbread muffins, barbecue sauces, peanut butter cups, gummy bears and—the ultimate in culinary Canadiana—butter tarts. The ground rules, according to the experts: beginners should start microdosing at 3 mg per serving and work their way up to 10 mg. It’s best to wait 45 minutes after the first dose before consuming more—it takes at least that long for the high (and the munchies) to kick in. $125 per student.



The New Gold Rush

Part 1: Pot-Luck Dinner
The city is teeming with fancy, secret summer clubs serving THC-laced cuisine. We sent our restaurant critic to sample the goods

Part 2: The Pot Pilgrims
These five newcomers packed up their lives and moved to Toronto—all for the chance to work in weed

Part 3: Hot Boxes
Luxurious designer boutiques are the future of cannabis retail

Part 4: Professors of Pot
It’s a stoner’s dream come true: you can finally major in marijuana

Part 5: Plant Managers
The favourite strains of the horticulturally gifted growers at the city’s top cannabis companies

Part 6: Baked Goods
Wellness gurus are spiking their artisanal lotions and salves with a not-so-secret ingredient. We tested out some of the more intriguing products

Part 7: Buzz Food
Cannabis cooking classes—for those who want to cause and cure the munchies in one fell swoop

Part 8: High Rollers
We quizzed the city’s most powerful cannabis CEOs on their favourite strains, weed slang and what they eat when they get the munchies

Part 9: Joint Ventures
Five of Toronto’s hottest burgeoning canna-companies

Part 10: Who You Gonna Call?
The accountants, lawyers and ad agencies carving out a niche in the buzz biz