Chef, author, and all around wonderful person Clodagh McKenna came to Toronto recently, and she shared some of her love for the holidays, and Guinness.
BBQ season is actually Canada’s longest season. If you’re really a grill-lover, you can almost cook outside all year round, but the real glory days for BBQ sauce and smokers definitely runs from May to September, and now I’m ready to get cooking. This week, Rufus Teague hosted a night of BBQ and sampling at Barque on Roncesvalles in Toronto, and they’ve convinced me to try a few new things this BBQ season.
Food expert and YouTuber Vijaya Selvaraju is lending her voice, and her cooking skills, to Quaker’s Warm Welcome program that supports newcomers to Canada with winter coats. When newcomers arrive in Canada they’re not always prepared for the cold winter months, and this year Quaker will donate money from the purchase of specially marked boxes of Quaker products to buy coats for new Canadians.
Give me an excuse to cook a meal and I’ll happily jump at the opportunity. There are few things as rewarding to me as cooking a good meal and enjoying it with friends and family–it’s about sharing, and time together, and I think President’s Choice is really on to something with today’s Eat Together Day.
Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent is a vibrant, tense, moving, sometimes sad, often striking, and most of all, enlightening look at one of America’s most legendary, infamous, and influential chefs. The film peers back to a time when American cuisine was first taking shape, but the power of the story is in Tower’s own life story, and the forces that shaped his career.
You’ve watched the show, and now that it’s Halloween, it’s time to celebrate with two Stranger Things dishes that are just awesome: Demogorgon Pie and French Onion Barb. Yes, you read those right, and they look as delicious as they are just a little bit gross, which is what Halloween is all about.
Cooking in your back yard is something of a summer ritual in Canada, and over the last few years it has evolved drastically with new gadgets, appliances, and furniture. One of this year’s great innovations brings a new dimension to backyard cooking as Cuisinart builds on the growing demand for unique equipment with their new Outdoor Oven.
It’s time to dig out that old family recipe that everyone always loves as the smash cooking competition TV show Recipe to Riches is back and they’re looking for your recipes. On the show, amateur Canadian cooks submit a recipe for the chance to win a grand-prize of $250,000.
Christmas is my favorite time of the year. I love summer, I love Halloween, but Christmas, and the whole month leading up to it, offer up treats galore. From cooking the turkey for Christmas dinner, to making cookies, and yes, chocolate truffles, there’s no better time of year for me.