Recipe: Leeks vinaigrette with cranberry shallot relish and toasted hazelnuts

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Cranberries are one of the very few commercially developed fruits that are native to North America, and as such they…

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Tiny restaurants swap out seats for greater intimacy, quality

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If the menu has more things than there are seats in the area, that is a sure sign you are…

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This Canadian couple followed a far-fetched Fantasy to plant an olive grove — and found success

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For Canadians, olive oil has always been an import, as well as other essentials such as lemons and java. But…

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Recipe: Osteria Savio Volpe’s kale salad

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I am featuring Osteria Savio Volpe chef Mark Perrier’s simple but delicious kale salad, which will soon be your new…

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These recipes recreate dishes from some of the West Coast’s tastiest restaurants

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Note to trend spotters: I just got back from a recent visit to the West Coast, where burnt tastes were…

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‘This is not just a handout’: Community Kitchen makes a difference in Calgary

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By the time Christmas arrives, a core group of volunteers and staff in Calgary will have packaged and handed off…

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Recipe: Roasted Banana Cake

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Bananas figure heavily into my baking routine. And, while both my sons did celebrate each of their first birthdays with…

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Chefs’ mad, bad Picture gets a makeover as kitchen Civilization changes

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In his bestselling book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, chef Anthony Bourdain famously described his colleagues as “wacked-out…

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Dining with a group is better for our health, so why is everyone eating alone?

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Recently, I had been watching Instagram stories while preparing a meal from Chef’s Plate, a food-delivery service which ships recipes…

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Recipe: Seared scallops with sweet-and-sour Brussels sprouts

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In October, Brussels sprouts reach the summit of the autumn seasonality and yield a more intense flavour. There are a…

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