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Chinese New Year Soup

Nick Liu’s Chinese New Year Soup

After a big Chinese New Year, noodle soup is something we eat the next day in the morning. After a week of celebration, you’re going to need some broth and noodles at some point. You’re going to be hungover from…

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. —D.D. From Canada's 100 Best Cooking Issue 2016

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 lot of goods were sent to godforsaken places like Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. There was nothing to bring…

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 Smurf ). My friends from Au Pied de Cochon make the most amazing ham on earth, the best I’ve eaten…

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 a Baptism or Communion. We would have it on Dec. 25 at lunch, which is when we eat our big…

Anthony Walsh’s Argentinian Christmas Dinner

This dish is a total ripoff of Piedmontese vitello tonnato—though this version has a bit more vegetable, at least the way I’ve had it, which gives it a bit of a lighter feel. My wife’s family is Argentinian; she grew…

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 Sunday. Figgy duff is just what you make when you have a bunch of family and friends over. It’s a…

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 Spiced Brandied Apple cocktail while sitting beside a fire on a snowy afternoon.  That said, we'd be happy to sip…

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…

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