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Prawn Tartare with Ajo Blanco, Watermelon & Olive Oil

I grew up in Lisbon, so I love seafood. The first time I saw a spot prawn was at Canoe, when I was a young cook doing a student internship.

Festive Cocktail Recipes


Eva Chin’s clay-pot rice recipe

Eva Chin's clay-pot rice

Saffron Gnocchetti

This saffron gnochetti is the perfect complement to Rob Gentile's Gnochetti with Crab and Agretti.

Hogget With Black Garlic And Green Tomato Jam

A lamb is one year old or less. Hogget is up to two—and after that, they’re mutton.
Paul Bocuse Truffle Soup

Paul Bocuse Truffle Soup

This Paul Bocuse Truffle Soup recipe changed the way people thought of soup.

Anthony Walsh’s Cornbread

I did this first at Canoe but it’s appeared all over the place at our restaurants. It’s a family recipe from my mom’s side. And yes, it’s canned creamed corn… I don’t know why but it just works. It’s best on the griddle.
rhubarb gin shrub

Newfoundland Rhubarb Gin Shrub

For this Rhubarb Gin Shrub, I use Newfoundland Distillery Seaweed Gin, made at a new distillery in Clarke’s Beach using…


Fresh dill, cream and edible flowers make this the lightest trout tartar you'll ever taste.

Caesar’s Ghost

If you are an informed consumer, with taste, you more than likely prefer the flavour of fresh, ripe, locally farmed…

Pork Tenderloin with Sprouts, Chestnut Potato Puree, Chorizo, Cabbage & Orange Cardamom Jus

This dish feels like the entire Fall harvest on a plate.  Deliciously caramelized Brussels sprouts pair beautifully with a rich…

Braised Lamb Shoulder from Canoe Restaurant

This braised lamb shoulder makes a spectacular centrepiece. And at a family gathering, it’s fun to have stuff that makes everyone jockey for position.

Land & Sea Fricot

I came across fricot three years ago when I was working on a cross-Canada tasting menu. I spoke to chefs in New Brunswick to get a sense of what the Fricot.

Wild Rabbit Liver Parfait

This wild-rabbit-liver parfait is so intense— rich and flavour-packed. An intriguing take on the classic chicken liver parfait.

Oyster Shots

Colville Bay are my favourite oysters in the world. I travel all the time—everywhere I go I taste their oysters. These are the best.

Carrots. Lingonberries. Goose. Oh, My!

Thai Hot and Sour Soup With Clams & Matsutake

This clam soup is a favourite of mine in Hua Hin, a beach town in the south of Thailand. The dish embodies successful simplicity.

Fried Ocean Perch With Soy-Daikon Dipping Sauce

I really like the way ocean perch turns out in the fryer. We’ve tried redbanded and other rockfish, we’ve tried bream, but perch is the best
cochinita pibil tacos

Cochinita Pibil Tacos

Anyone who has spent time in Mexico's Yucatán peninsula knows the pleasure of tucking into a Cochinita Pibil taco. Myriad…

Halloween Baking with The Domestic Gothess

Want to elevate your Halloween menu beyond black, white and orange? You need to meet the Domestic Gothess. Birmingham UK…

andrea stewart kitchen kitchen shorts

Canada’s 100 Best Throws a Kitchen Party

Everyone loves a kitchen party, and ours was no exception. The excuse? Andrea Stewart's new cookbook Recipe Shorts. Recipe Shorts…

Roasted Beet & Heirloom Carrot Salad

ROASTED BEET AND HEIRLOOM CARROT SALAD Head to your farmers market right now, and you'll find gorgeous hues of in-season…

chocolate chip cookie recipe

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…

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…

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.…

Normand Laprise 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…

heinz beck

Chef Heinz Beck on Italian Cooking + Why Artisanal Pasta is Nonsense

The German-born chef Heinz Beck is a culinary pioneer whose international portfolio of restaurants includes the only Three-Michelin-starred restaurant in…


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…

International Hummus Day

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.…

Dandylion’s Beet Recipe is the Best

Spring vegetables are at last beginning to trickle in - so it’s time to dispense with last year’s root vegetables.And…

Dutch Baby

The Preservatory: Savory Dutch Baby

Part popover, part crepe, a Dutch Baby is typically served sweet with sugar and a squeeze of lemon, which is…

The Preservatory

The Preservatory: Rhubarb with Ginger & Orange Zest

New cookbook The Preservatory serves up dreamy recipes for creating and cooking with artisanal preserves. Located on a ten-acre farm…

irish whiskey

Jacob Richler on Irish Whiskey

The Irish whiskey category is on fire of late - and I don’t just mean this week. Over the last…

alo recipe

Alo’s Caviar and Cauliflower Bavarois with Meyer Lemon

What's the next best thing to dinner at Alo?  Alo at home, of course. This stunning caviar service by chef…

Mauro Uliassi’s Bottarga, Pistachio & Rosemary Rigatoni

This dish is big in flavour but light on the stomach. Its sauce is a light emulsification of fish stock…

Olive oil gelato

Olive Oil Gelato

Gelato is Italy’s answer to our ice cream, but more importantly, it's a product that packs a punch in terms…

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.…

Derek Dammann’s Stuffing with Sage and Chestnuts

Stuffing with sage and chestnuts I choose not to stuff large birds as they take too long to cook when…

Rob Gentile’s Honey-Glazed Struffoli with Candied Cranberries

There was always a table allocated just for desserts at Christmas. It was in another room and it was just…

Derek Dammann

Derek Dammann’s Roast Capon with Black Truffle and Brioche

For this occasion, capon is my roasting bird of choice. First, because it is a suitable size for a gathering…

Please Don’t Overcook Me!

Other than our enthusiasm for roasting them and presenting them as a centrepiece for our celebratory family table, we have…

Connie DeSousa’s Deep-Fried Turkey with Spicy Red Azorean Stuffing

When I was growing up, my mom did all the day-to-day cooking and my dad did special occasions. Being Roman…

Joe Beef Recipe

David McMillan’s old English Quebec Christmas

Montreal in the 1800s had a lot of manufacturing and industry The St. Lawrence Seaway was the highway and a…

Charles-Antoine Crête

Fir Tree-Seasoned Deer Heart with Squid and Smurfs

This dish looks like a Playmobil box.It’s based on a new dish at the restaurant I call Charcut Schtroumpf (Charcuterie…

riccardo bertolino

Riccardo Bertolino’s Italian Family Christmas

In my old home town, Bologna, this dish is something special—and almost mandatory—for Christmas. It can also be served for…

Todd Perrin

Todd Perrin’s Traditional Newfoundland Pudding

According to chef Todd Perrin, what most people eat on Thanksgiving or Christmas, a lot of Newfoundlanders will have every…

spiced brandied apple

Festive Spirits: Spiced Brandied Apple

It doesn't get any more festive than this holiday-perfect cocktail from BarChef's Frankie Solarik. In our dreams, we're enjoying his…

Michael Hunter’s Baby Squid & Zucchini with Amalfi Lemon

In chef Michael Hunter’s recipe, baby squid, one of the mainstays of Venetian cuisine—along with baby octopus—is prepared with two…

caponata recipe

Classic Caponata

Caponata is a classic of Sicilian cuisine. Essentially a vegetable stew, it can be enjoyed after a day or two…

Fiorellino's Risotto al Parmigiano e Tartufo

Fiorellino’s Risotto al Parmigiano e Tartufo

This simple recipe from Montreal's Fiorellino is the perfect excuse for gobling up in-season truffles. Risotto al Parmigiano e Tartufo Ingredients:…

pork belly

3 Ways to Cook Pork Belly

If you're getting a little tired of your weekly grocery shopping list, may we suggest a little shake up? Tasty…

Maple Orange Glazed Baby Back Ribs

The flavours of maple and orange combine perfectly with soy sauce and ginger in this sweet & spicy recipe using…

grapefruit rosemary gin cocktail

Grapefruit + Rosemary Gin Cocktail with Ginger Ale

As we enjoy the final long weekend of Summer 2016, a horrifying realization lurks — Fall is  around the corner, and then…


Samuel Adams Blackberry Pie

Simple buttery risotto with a ballpark twist, featuring Samuel Adams Boston Lager, franks, sauerkraut and shredded Jack cheese.

Ballpark Risotto with Samuel Adams Boston Lager, Hotdogs, Sauerkraut and Shredded Jack Cheese

Simple buttery risotto with a ballpark twist, featuring Samuel Adams Boston Lager, franks, sauerkraut and shredded Jack cheese.
SmoQue N Bones Famous Pulled Pork

SmoQue N Bones Famous Pulled Pork Sandwich

The Pulled Pork Sandwich is a staple when it comes to BBQ. It is the ultimate comfort food and never…

Giancarlo Perbellini risotto

Shallot Risotto with Smoked Bottarga, Foraged Mushroom Emulsion & Crispy Bread Crumbs

In this recipe,  the brilliant, triple-Michelin starred Italian chef Giancarlo Perbellini builds a beautifully creamy risotto with stock and sweet…

leg of lamb recipe

Jacob Richler’s Leg of Lamb Recipe

A Timeless Leg of Lamb Recipe Nowadays sheep birth lambs all year long - but in the culinary imagination spring…

Crispy Duck Salad

Crispy Duck Salad

Duck confit: 2 tbsp sel gris de Guérande (or other coarse grey sea salt) 1 tbsp black peppercorns, crushed 1…

Peking glazed duck breast

Peking-Glazed Duck Breast with Asian Bread Stuffing and Mandarin Cranberry Sauce

Stuffing: ½ loaf egg bread, crust removed, and diced (about 2 cm / 1 inch) 225 g (½ lb) salted…

coffee rubbed duck

Coffee-rubbed Duck Breast with Black-eyed Pea Ragout, Collard Greens & Sour Cherries

Marinade: 1 L (4 cups) brewed coffee 2 shallots, sliced 3 cloves garlic, smashed 3 tbsp honey 3 sprigs thyme…

irish stew

Jacob Richler’s Slow-Cooker Irish Stew

This perfectly simple Irish stew is simply heaven on a cold night. Best enjoyed with crusty country bread and a…

Risotto With Crispy Piller's Salami

Risotto with Crispy Salami and Rapini

Try this delicious Piller’s variation on classic Italian risotto.

Crispy Piller's Salami Carbonara

Crispy Salami Carbonara

Your family will love Piller’s tasty variation on pasta carbonara.

Pepper crusted spinach and candied shallot beef roulade with vodka choron sauce

Roulade Four 4 oz beef tenderloin centre cut 120 g washed, chopped raw spinach 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced…

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

2 dashes angostura bitters 1 egg white

Beachcomber’s Sour

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

The Oldest Fashioned

1 bar spoon of molasses 2 oz Mount Gay XO Rum

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

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…

Fettuccine Carbonara

Fettuccine Carbonara

The first time I cooked dinner for my family, I was eight years old. The dish was fettuccine carbonara. I…

Squab My Way

Squab My Way

I put this on the menu at North 44, in the ’90s. It was the first squab dish I ever…

Glenfiddich Toddy

1.5 oz (45 ml) Glenfiddich The Original 0.5 oz (15 ml) honey 0.25 oz (7.5 ml) fresh squeezed lemon juice

Saffron Risotto with Marrow & Chanterelles

Saffron Risotto with Marrow & Chanterelles

I was 16 and still in cooking school, working at the restaurant in the Bellevue Hotel in Cortina d’Ampezzo in…

Chambar Moules Congolaise

Moules Congolaise

This signature has been on the menu at Chambar since the day we opened 11 years ago. The flavours are…

Truffle Soup

Royal Truffle Soup with Truffle Foam & Parmesan Shortbread

When I was testing this recipe in September, Daniel Boulud and his wife popped by Langdon Hall for an eight-course…

Seared Scallops with Fennel Purée & Lemon Confit

Seared Scallops with Fennel Purée & Lemon Confit

This is our signature dish. It is the only one of our recipes that dates back to our first menu…

All'Amatricana Bucatini

All’Amatricana Bucatini

When I enrolled in culinary school at age 19, I was most interested in extremely complicated food with lots of…

Pease Pudding & Cod

Pease Pudding & Cod

For generations in Newfoundland, people only ate certain dishes on specific days of the week. Fish on Friday, for example.…

Marinated Octopus

Marinated Octopus

The summer before we opened Bar Raval, Grant, Ryan and I took a trip together to Spain. Grant had us…

John Jackson Alley Burger

Alley Burger

In our early days at Charcut, we launched the “Share Burger,” made with Alberta heritage pork shoulder, ground daily, mixed…

Strawberry & Basil Soup

Strawberry & Basil Soup

When I first made it back in the 1980s, this dish was a revelation to me. I was working in…

Thai-Braised Pork Cheeks with Truffles

Thai-Braised Pork Cheeks with Truffles

I learned the basic version of this dish from my mother, who got it from my grandmother. Like a lot…

Succotash with Dungeness Crab

Succotash with Dungeness Crab

I am from the prairies, and ever since childhood I remember watching the corn grow, impatiently waiting for the day…

shrimp toast

Shrimp Toast

I was born in Hertfordshire, UK, but i also spent a lot of my younger years with my family in…

Razor Clams, Fregola & Sea Urchin Bottarga

Razor Clams, Fregola & Sea Urchin Bottarga

A few years ago in Sardinia, I had this dish of fregola con arselle that blew my mind. It’s a…

Roast Beef with Pommes Kennedy

Roast Beef with Pommes Kennedy, Brown Butter Hollandaise & Mushroom Jus

This recipe has been a staple of Richmond Station tasting menus since day one. It is rustic and accessible—but also…

pappardelle with four hour veal cheeks and porcini

Pappardelle with Four-hour Braised Veal Cheeks & Porcini Mushrooms

When I introduced this dish at Cioppino’s, no restaurant in Vancouver knew about these secondary cuts—like cheeks, or short ribs.…

Yuzu Tart, Blackcurrant Ice Cream, Meringue, Blackcurrant Compote & Tea Jelly

Meringue 2 egg whites 60 g sugar 60 g icing sugar Tart Shell 125 g butter 85 g icing sugar…

the canadian whiskey cocktail

Cocktail: The Canadian

1 small maple leaf sugar candy, no larger than 1 inch in diameter 2 dashes Bittered Sling Kensington Dry Aromatic…

hot buttered rum

Cocktail: Hot Buttered Rum

4 cups apple cider, preferably unsweetened 12 oz (360 ml) Newfoundland Screech Rum or dark rum 4 tsp (20 ml)…

arctic martinez cocktail

Arctic Martinez

2 oz (60 ml) Arctic Rose Vermouth 1 oz (30 ml) gin 1 tsp (5 ml) Aperol handful of ice…

Lamb Popsicles with Fenugreek Cream Curry

Lamb Popsicles with Fenugreek Cream Curry

The idea for the signature dish at Vij’s began when my husband Vikram and I went to a dinner party…

Chilled Corn Soup

Chilled Corn Soup

Soup 1/2 cup (125mL) unsalted butter 5 cobs of fresh corn 1/2 white onion, peeled and diced 1 clove garlic…

Hamachi Ceviche

1 shallot, cut in half & sliced thinly across the grain (about 1/4 cup worth) 1 tbsp finely chopped jalapeño…

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…

Parmigiana di Melanzane

Tomato Sauce 30mL (2 tbsp) extra virgin olive oil 125mL (1/2 cup) diced Spanish onion 2 garlic cloves, smashed 125mL…

Roasted Chestnut Gnocchi with Robiola and Truffles

For the Gnocci 500g buffalo ricotta, drained 40g chicken egg yolk 7g kosher salt 7g freshly grated nutmeg 60g finely…

Ginger and Soy-Marinated Sablefish with Soy Sabayon and Chinese Salad

Ginger and Soy-Marinated Sablefish 2 1/2 tbsp (40mL) soy sauce 2 tbsp (30mL) maple syrup 1 tbps (15mL) grated fresh…

hong kong lobster

Hong Kong Lobster

Lobsters 2 lobsters of 1kg (2 lbs) each Court-bouillon or salted water Sake Custard 5 eggs whites 125mL (1/2 cup)…

Oeufs Lisa

This for me is the ultimate egg dish for brunch in bed à deux. If you are disinclined to spring…

Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese

Baked cauliflower with white cheese sauce is a standard of British comfort food. Back in the UK, my English grandmother…

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