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Levante Cocktail

Named after the hot, dry winds that blow through the sherry-producing regions of Spain, Breanne Belitski's, (Head Bartender at Little Oak Bar in Halifax), simple sherry-based Levante cocktail tastes like an elegant updated martini.   Levante Cocktail INGREDIENTS: 11⁄2 oz London Dry…

Vancouver Cocktail Crawl Toasts Women Behind the Bar

  To celebrate International Women’s Day, Hennessy Canada, Bittered Sling Bitters and Minibar Canada have partnered with 12 female bartenders in Vancouver. Each bartender has created a unique cocktail for the day (some bars are participating all weekend) with proceeds…

International Women’s Day 2019

The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day 2019 is #BalanceForBetter. The goal? Working towards a world where gender balance will drive a better work experience.   Women working in hospitality in Vancouver, Montreal or Toronto can celebrate International Women’s Day…

Harvest Wish Cocktail

Pantry staples are elevated to new heights in this fuss-free and fruity rye-based drink from cocktail-master Evelyn Chick, Bar Manager at Pretty Ugly Toronto   Harvest Wish Cocktail INGREDIENTS: 11⁄2 oz Amontillado sherry 1oz Lot40 100% Canadian rye 1⁄2 oz…

The Noma Guide to Fermentation

The Noma Guide to Fermentation is destined to become a classic. This is an encyclopedic guide for home-cooks to one of the oldest methods of food preservation (think wine, beer, vinegar, cheese, pickles, sourdough bread, soy sauce, and the bacteria, molds,…

Beer-Drinking Vegans Rejoice!

Beer-drinking vegans no longer have to worry about what's in their Guinness.  Beer-drinking vegans can breathe a sigh of relief. Beer giant Guinness has stopped adding isinglass, a gelatin made from the swim bladders of sturgeon and cod, to its…

On Location Paris: Etheliya Hananova

Along with her husband, chef Noam Gedalof, Canadian sommelier Etheliya Hananova runs and owns the Michelin-starred restaurant Comice in Paris, France. We chatted with her about what to do around town, the local cuisine and what she misses about home. …

The Wickaninnish Cookbook

There is a bounty of wild food to be foraged or caught in and around Tofino, B.C. Mushrooms grow thick in the surrounding rainforest: porcinis, chanterelles, pine and lobster mushrooms, hedgehogs and blue chanterelles. Along the shoreline, one can find knotweed,…

Cookbooks and Chill

If you’ve ever envied anyone for their cookbook collection, forget about it. For with the upcoming launch of ckbk.com, the tables will soon be turned, and you’ll be flaunting the free space on your bookshelves instead. For a modest subscription…

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