source: The Globe and Mail

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Soon after purchasing his 1950s detached brick home in Toronto’s Leaside neighbourhood five years ago, Peter Neal – who co-owns, with his sibling Chris, Neal Brothers Foods, a food distribution, marketing and production company – commenced a full-out renovation that saw him tear down the old structure to rebuild a new one from the foundation up. The resulting new home, which he shares with his interior designer wife Lara and their three young daughters, has a rear addition accommodating a spacious 15-by-20-foot kitchen. Lara designed it herself, adding a six-burner stove and double ovens to enable her husband to test-drive and taste the fine foods and wines he and his brother have been importing and creating – among them their signature Neal Brothers kettle-style potato chips – since launching the company in their hometown of Aurora, Ont. 25 years ago.

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