Cranberry Sauce, perfected.

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  Cranberry Sauce, perfected. A la Canadienne.   I’m a gravy person, but people do want cranberry sauce, and I love the leftovers stirred into plain yoghurt for breakfast afterward. However, now that I’ve hit cranberry perfection, I may be tempted to try it in my post-Thanksgiving turkey sandwiches.   There is NO reason to … [Read more...]

Toronto Garlic Festival 2014


Toronto Garlic Festival 2014   I sat down recently with Peter McClusky, founder of the Toronto Garlic Festival, to talk about his upcoming book on garlic (to be released next spring). We ended up sharing what we love so much about garlic, and sharing our bemusement at some of the old attitudes towards this most cherished food, most … [Read more...]

Nettie Cronish’s newest cookbook Flex Appeal launches Friday!


Nettie Cronish has the sort of kitchen you’d expect of a bona fide vegetarian: lentils, grains, nuts and flakes in repurposed glass jars line the shelves of the open-style, window-lined pantry. Cronish is a more polished version of the stereotypical old-school vegetarian: her face free of makeup, her unruly hair left to its own devices, attired in … [Read more...]

David Sax The Tastemakers – Why We’re Crazy for Cupcakes but Fed Up with Fondue


The Tastemakers: Why We’re Crazy for Cupcakes but Fed Up with Fondue by David Sax could just be called The Tastemakers — Why We’re Crazy for Cupcakes but Fed Up with Fondue. What the hell is an egg fu yung cupcake? Hot ceviche? How does kale hit the market at high speed at the same time as the cupcake craze? CLICK HERE for the book trailer of … [Read more...]

Portuguese Cornbread

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  My bread-making skills were a little rusty, so I approached this recipe much more methodically than I would normally. I needn’t have been nervous. It was easy as could be, and my family declared it the best bread I’d ever made. Of course, if you don’t want to make it yourself, you can easily get cornbread at a Portuguese bakery.   I … [Read more...]