Braising Pan Season Is Here

Braising Pan Season is Here

Is your braising pan ready? The braising pan (sometimes called a casserole pan) is one of the most versatile pieces of kitchen equipment. Not only are they the perfect braising vehicle, they are also versatile enough for you to sauté, broil, roast, boil,…

Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Ever?

Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Ever?

This chocolate chip cookie recipe from the prettily named Vanilla Bean Blog has just been sprinkled with internet fairy dust. Sarah Kieffer is a self-taught baker who has won the Reader’s Choice Best Baking & Desserts in the SAVEUR Best Food Blog Awards.  Her…

Taleggio Casoncelli with Cream of Corn and Sausage

Generally speaking, we envy Italy its markets. But at this time of year, there is one thing we have in abundance at ours that they almost never see: fresh sweet corn. So while Michelin-starred chef Cerea makes his signature pasta…

Justin Leboe’s Lamb Tartare

Justin Leboe’s Lamb Tartare

Justin Leboe’s cooking is smart, original, well-referenced and always fun. Vegetarian dishes are a strong point. But don’t stop there. His omnivore dishes are even more interesting. Case in point: this recipe for Lamb Tartare with Smoked Olives and Shallot…

Normand Laprise’s Confit Salmon

Normand Laprise’s Confit Salmon

Normand Laprise's Confit Salmon was recently described at The West Coast Fishing Club as "the best salmon dish I've ever eaten." We'll leave it to you to form your own opinion. From our end, we think Chef Laprise's recipe is…

Bar Isabel’s Jamon Croquetas With  Torta De Dehesa & Sobrasada

Bar Isabel’s Jamon Croquetas with Torta de Dehesa & Sobrasada

Croquetas: Fold diced Jamón Iberico de Bellota into warm béchamel. Chill. Shape into quenelles. Dredge in flour, egg and panko breadcrumbs. Shallow fry in vegetable oil until golden brown. Torta de Dehesa Sauce: Shred some torta de dehesa (a sheep’s…

Jacques Pepin’s Classic Omelette Recipe

Jacques Pepin’s Classic Omelette Recipe

Ever since Anthony Bourdain's enthusiastic recommendation (“You know what? If Jacques Pépin tells you this is how you make a fucking egg? The matter is settled, fuck nuts.) of Jacques Pepin's classic omelette recipe, we've been nursing a serious craving. In…

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…

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)…

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…

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