Shangri-La’s Taste Of The Six:  BarChef’s Frankie Solarik

Shangri-La’s Taste of the Six: BarChef’s Frankie Solarik

June 15th brings Chef Frankie Solarik to the second Taste of the Six at Toronto's Shangri-La Hotel. Chef Solarik will collaborate with the Shangri-La’s culinary team to create a bespoke six-course prix fixe menu.   The author of “The Bar Chef” and co-owner…

Classic Caesar Salad

Classic Caesar Salad

When I was a kid, I was a very picky eater. (Sorry, Mom!) One of my worst enemies was lettuce, that strange green product that seemed to taste just like grass. It took a lot of hard work and commitment…

Your Next Prescription: Tequila

Your Next Prescription: Tequila

Finally. Proof that drinking tequila is a smart move. Agavins are a sweetener created from the tequila plant that can lower blood glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes and help you maintain a healthy weight. “Agavins are not…

Kitchen Myths, Debunked

Kitchen Myths, Debunked

Home cooks, prepare to have some cherished kitchen myths debunked. Do you stir your risotto continuously? Use plastic cutting boards to ward off food poisoning?  New Scientist Magazine has officially debunked many of the kitchen tips passed down to you.…

Go Flexitarian – Cut Your Risk Of Obesity In Half

Go Flexitarian – Cut Your Risk of Obesity in Half

Fact: going flexitarian will slash your risk of obesity. A flexitarian (part-time vegetarian) diet that's heavy on fruit, vegetables, nuts, whole grains and olive oil can cut your obesity risk by 43 per cent. According to findings presented at the…

Royal Teas: Seasonal Recipes From Buckingham Palace

Royal Teas: Seasonal Recipes from Buckingham Palace

Victoria Day is the perfect excuse to indulge your royal fantasies.  Why not start with new cookbook Royal Teas: Seasonal Recipes from Buckingham Palace. The tradition of tea-time (invented by the Duchess of Bedford,  Queen Victoria's Lady of the Bedchamber)…

Dick Snyder On Vincent Ravaut Wines

Dick Snyder on Vincent Ravaut Wines

By the time winemaker Vincent Ravaut arrives, I’ve already tasted through about a dozen Ravaut wines with his cellar master Christophe. “Is it still raining out?” I ask? “Yes,” he answers. “So we might as well taste wines. Can’t do…

Loving Wine Country Ontario

Loving Wine Country Ontario

Whites, reds, still, bubbly, sweet - Wine Country Ontario has it all. Ontario grows many wine grapes you know and love, including Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet, and Pinot Noir. Local conditions support strength in these varieties that are traditionally grown in…

The Culinary Genius Of Noma Mexico

The Culinary Genius of Noma Mexico

Thinking back on it now, trying to pinpoint the exact moment of the Noma Mexico tasting menu when it became incontestably clear that we were in the hands of a culinary genius, I have settled on course number seven: “banana…

Canada 150 Margarita

Canada 150 Margarita

You love Canada and you love Margaritas. The Canada 150 Margarita just might be the best way to celebrate the 150th birthday of our beloved. Canada 150 Margarita 1.5 oz Tequila Tromba Blanco or other good quality tequila 1 oz fresh lime…

A Tribute To Hummus

A Tribute to Hummus

We couldn't let international hummus day slip by without a doff of the cap to the mother of all dips. Here's the perfect recipe to mark the occasion:  Yotam Ottolenghi's recipe from 2013's Jerusalem cookbook with Sami Tamimi.  Once you…

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