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Is this the Ultimate Cooking Thermometer?

Anyone who cooks with a digital cooking thermometer (as one should) will have some questions about its design. Like, why does the cooking thermometer probe have to be so thick that juices gush from the wound left behind each time…

Off the Beaten Track Restaurants

It is not every day that one might stumble off the beaten track, only to walk into some of Canada's top restaurants. The voting guidelines that we send out to our judges at the start of their annual eating season…

Best of the City 2019

Our Summer Best of the City 2019 dining series featured an inspiring collection of chefs and restaurants from across Canada. The buzziest restaurants echo their respective city’s vibes—the pulse of its people and the foods they crave. From the broad culinary…

Four Cocktails to Get Your Party Started

There's something for every taste here. 50 Shades of Romeo’s Recipe: 1 ½oz Romeo's Gin ½oz rhubarb syrup (Prosyro) ½oz lemon juice (Anti Vice) 1 dash of cucumber bitters (Ms Betters Bitters) 1 dash of celery bitters (Bittered Sling) 1…

The Murky Waters of Sustainable Fishing

The murky waters of sustainable fishing became even more obscured recently when the European Union banned the practice of electric fishing. Also known as “pulse trawling,” this controversial method of catching sediment-dwelling fish like sole that are longtime favourites on restaurant menus…

Chris Enns

Chris Enns

VANCOUVER-BASED BARTENDER OF THE YEAR ENTERTAINS THE ART OF HOSPITALITY A live R&B duo is warming up the Friday 
night crowd at the chic Lobby Lounge in Vancouver’s Fairmont Pacific Rim. But it’s snowing outside and I’m chilled to the…

On Location: Modena Italy

Montreal native Jessica Rosval is chef de partie at Modena’s Osteria Francescana, helmed by superstar Massimo Bottura. Work aside, what is it about Italy that made you want to call it home? I originally came to take a year off work…

Jess Mili

Toronto's Legend-in-the-making channels her competitive spirit. Jess Mili hasn’t won every competition she’s entered, but the Toronto mixologist being touted by our judges as Canadian legend-in-the-making remarks that no one seems to remember her losses, only her victories— which include…

Emilian Dreams

LARA GILMORE, Massimo Bottura’s partner in life and in business, is the soul of a new project called Casa Maria Luigia. It’s a 12-room place in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy where guests can sleep, food is served, and works…

Honey and Vinegar

THIS IS QUICK, SUPER EASY, INCREDIBLY VERSATILE—and delicious. A quality vinegar, with its acidity softened, mixed with good liquid honey makes a great sauce for dressing cheese (like fresh burrata or ricotta, or hard cheeses) or foie gras (both pan-seared…

Eligh’s Homecoming

OUTLINING HIS plans to launch a new restaurant for the legendary Toptable Group, chef Kristian Eligh sounds positively gleeful. “Opening a restaurant is thrilling,” he says. “It’s almost unfathomable how many hours are spent understanding the flow and the layout,…

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