Derek Dammann’s Chicken Wing Gravy

Derek Dammann’s Chicken Wing Gravy

Chicken Wing Gravy This can be made ahead of time and frozen to make life easier on the big day. —D.D. From Canada's 100 Best Cooking Issue 2016

Anthony Walsh’s Argentinian Christmas Dinner

Anthony Walsh’s Argentinian Christmas Dinner

This dish is a total ripoff of Piedmontese vitello tonnato—though this version has a bit more vegetable, at least the way I’ve had it, which gives it a bit of a lighter feel. My wife’s family is Argentinian; she grew…

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 pesto and chicken stock at home so that we could make that dish whenever we wanted. Over my first few years…

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, clams and smoked fish. My father is from Madrid. Nova Scotia and Spain share lots of ingredients—like salt cod—but we generally prepare…

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 some reason, we always used to end up eating the same thing by the campfire at night: smoked oysters from…

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