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Vikram Vij’s Gelouti Kebabs

I grew up in Old Delhi, where the Muslims lived, and the street vendors would make these kebabs during Diwali. Even though the Festival of Lights was a celebration of prosperity, my father never believed in spending money on frivolous…

Barbados

Dreamy Barbados Has It All

It’s a given that colder nights inspire dreams of sunny locations like Barbados. If you’re looking for a place to shake off winter, why not look at Barbados? Barbados is known for many things: powdery white beaches, turquoise waters and…

This is What the Food Bank of the Future Looks Like

The Mississauga Food Bank has combined hydroponics and aquaculture with AquaGrow Farms, a new method for delivering a sustainable food supply. AquaGrow Farms is the first of its kind in Canada. By combining hydroponics (farming without soil) and aqua culture…

Holiday Cocktails

Holiday Cocktails: Paul Brans’ Flor de Mina

Holiday cocktails for celebrating, to get up and go, and for feeling better about having done so the next day. The first in our recipe series of five unique holiday cocktails from three of Canada's best bartenders at Leña, BarChef and…

Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship

Alex Hon Wins the Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship

Up on the second floor of the West Pender Street campus of Vancouver Community College, in the judging room for the Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship, the contestants’ finished plates were landing on our table at rapid intervals. The tasting is…

Risotto Acquerello

Risotto Acquerello “Bianco e Nero” with Sauteed Calamari

Cioppino's is on Canada's 100 Best Restaurants list for a reason. No other restaurant in Vancouver delivers luxurious Italian dining.  Witness this incredible recipe that's the ultimate elegant comfort food. Cioppino’s Risotto Acquerello “Bianco e Nero” with Sauteed Calamari Ingredients:…

70s Dinner Party

Retro 70s Dinner Party

The 70s were a strange time. Bell bottoms and roller skates.  Disco.  Tupperware parties. A strange fascination with gelatin. Over the top 70s food is the focus of Anna Pallai's 70's Dinner Party, a pictorial history of the worst cuisine the…

Caponata Recipe

Classic Caponata

Caponata is a classic of Sicilian cuisine. Essentially a vegetable stew, it can be enjoyed after a day or two with meat, spread on crusty farmhouse bread hot from the oven, or with cheese for an informal supper.  Throw in…

Galician Beef

Is This the Best Beef in the World?

Galician beef is hot right now.   Informed steak enthusiasts from coast to coast know that Canadian grilling beef has never been better. Whether your preference is for young, clean and bright-tasting grass-fed beef with a fine fibre or for the…

Italy's DOP & IGP

Italian Cuisine Week November 21-27

Italy's DOP AND IGP label is your guarantee that the Italian food products you love are of the highest quality as well as the most delicious. Italy’s longstanding role as a global leader in the culinary world remains fiercely intact.…

Holiday Baking

Dominique Ansel’s Holiday Baking Recipes

Dominique Ansel is the world’s top patissier, so if you are looking to shake up your holiday baking routine, there's no better guide. Ansel, famous as the inventor of the Cronut, recently opened his first bakery in London's tony Belgravia.…

King Cole Ducks Recipes

King Cole Ducks Spiedini

Spiedini means “skewers” in Italian.  Usually made with sausage, chicken, beef or pork, this recipe from the folks at King Cole Ducks is a delicious variation on the theme. Proscuitto Wrapped Duck Spiedini with Pesto Serve these easy to prepare appetizers for…

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