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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 the ultimate send off for last year’s beets is this recipe from Jason Carter, of Dandylion - which treats beet…

Luciano Monosilio’s Perfect Carbonara

Make Luciano Monosillo's  recipe and you'll understand why he's nicknamed the King of Carbonara. His signature dish combines silky spaghetti with a perfectly creamy (when done right) egg yolk sauce featuring guanciale, DOP Parmigiano and pecorino with generous amounts of black pepper. Canada's…

Amber Bruce’s Boulevardier Cocktail

I was originally taught a 1:1:1 ratio, but it always seemed a little off to me. The whisky would get lost, and the balance was off. So I rejigged it to be heavier on the whisky while relaxing the Campari and…

The Herradura Margarita

Swim against the tide on National Margarita Day with La Ciudad. Featuring Ancho Chili Liqueur and Chocolate Bitters, it deserves a place on your favourite tequila cocktails list.

The Black Diamond

Introduced to me by one of my mentors, Robin Goodfellow, this is an oldie but a goodie. It represents the very close relationship I have with cocktails that are simplistic in ingredients yet complex in flavour. I’ve always admired forgotten classics…

Dale Mackay’s Saskatchewan Perogies

Growing up in Saskatchewan I had a lot of friends of Ukrainian background, like my best friend, Christian, whose family regularly invited me over for dinner—even for holiday meals. I got to understand Ukrainian food quite well. The best thing was…

Jonathan Gushue’s Crippled Lobster Linguini

Crippled lobster is a term used by fishmongers in the U.K. to signify lobsters that have been injured in a fight and are missing a leg or a claw. They taste the same but sell at a cut price. My…

Annie Brace-Lavoie’s Scallop Crudo

EVERY SUMMER WHEN I WAS YOUNG, my family would drive from Montreal to Cape Cod for a weeklong vacation. Those trips were my introduction to fresh seafood, and I fell in love, instantly. My mother encouraged us to try everything…

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