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Offal king Chris Cosentino smells Toronto’s Chinatown from three blocks away

(Image: Gary Stevens)

Chris Cosentino, America’s reigning king of offal and chef at San Francisco’s nose-to-tail mecca Incanto, is currently in Toronto for “adventure,” and like all good 21st-century chefs, he’s tweeting. From his feed, we learn that he made the requisite pilgrimage to the Black Hoof last night and that he wasn’t quite prepared for the powerful combination of a Toronto heat wave and Chinatown’s particular olfactory charms:

It so hot in Toronto I could smell china town from 3 blocks away! Holy dried and fermented fish

We’ll be watching for other revelations about the food in our fair (albeit pungent) city.