Risotto Alla Genovese

Risotto alla Genovese

At George Brown, the dish I most enjoyed cooking—and eating—was risotto. Specifically, risotto alla Genovese. My roommate and I were always making…

Salt Cod & Tomato

Salt Cod & Tomato

I grew up in the small fishing village of Blandford, Nova  Scotia, eating lots of traditional local foods like herring, eel, mussels,…

Clear Thyme Collins

Clear Thyme Collins

2 dashes angostura bitters 1 egg white

Beachcomber’s Sour

Beachcomber’s Sour

1.5 oz Mount Gay Eclipse Rum 1 oz Don’s mix* 0.5 oz simple syrup

The Oldest Fashioned

The Oldest Fashioned

1 bar spoon of molasses 2 oz Mount Gay XO Rum

Caesar Salad

Caesar Salad

When I was a kid, I was a very picky eater. (Sorry, Mom!) One of my worst enemies was lettuce,…

Poached Pears With Caramel, Hazelnut Crumble & Vanilla Ice Cream

Poached Pears with Caramel, Hazelnut Crumble & Vanilla Ice Cream

I was a 17-year-old apprentice at La Belle Auberge—out in Ladner, BC, on the south bank of the Fraser River—when…

Smoked Oysters With Potato Foam

Smoked Oysters with Potato Foam

When I was growing up in Southern Ontario, I used to go camping a lot with my dad. And for…

Dad’s Meatloaf With Onion Gravy

Dad’s Meatloaf with Onion Gravy

My father loved to cook. I loved being in the kitchen with him. He always made cooking fun. Dad had…

Holland Marsh Onion Soup

Holland Marsh Onion Soup

When I was a kid, I used to like to make French onion soup with my mom—who added everything together…

Poached Lobster With Chicken & Lobster Broth & Wilted Nasturtiums

Poached Lobster with Chicken & Lobster Broth & Wilted Nasturtiums

A long time ago, when I worked at Sooke Harbour House on Vancouver Island, I fell in love with one…

Maple Pork Sausage

Maple Pork Sausage

This is the same sausage I used to make with my dad and grandfather a couple of times a year…

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