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Cauliflower Coleslaw

28 Nov

This tangy and spicy shaved slaw was created by chefs Conor Joerin and Scott Pennock, of the Emerson in Toronto. It’s from Amy Rosen’s new cookbook, Toronto Cooks. It’s full of crunchy veggies–the thinner you slice ’em the better! If […]

Coca-Cola Cake, Popcorn Ice Cream and Twizzlers Sauce

1 Aug

“You might say this place is my second home; I’d say it’s more my home,” says 22-year-old Farzam Fallah, head pastry chef at Toronto’s Richmond Station. “I spend more time here than in my own house.”   It’s Sunday afternoon; […]

Win Tickets for Spring Thaw!

20 Mar

Remember the wonderful food and drink event I told you about on Monday? The one where 23 Canadian chefs and 12 Ontario winemakers are getting together at Palais Royale in Toronto, on March 31, 2014, to create a gigantic celebratory […]

May the Grizzliest Man Win!

26 Feb

A new season of the Food Network’s #1 hit series, Top Chef Canada, premieres Monday, March 10 at 9pm ET/10pm PT, on Food Network Canada. This time I’ll be yelling at the TV in support of my bearded buddy Pierre […]

Win a Customized Tea Blend!

13 Feb

When Jennifer Commins was a little girl, her grandmother cultivated a tea garden. “She’d take me outside, hand me the scissors and say: ‘go pick something delicious,’” recalls the entrepreneur, who would snip thyme, mint, rosemary or lavender, then return […]

How to Cook Duck

6 Feb

Mildred’s Temple Kitchen got it right, last night, with their inaugural Winterlicious Tin Chef contest–no Gordon Ramsay theatrics or 18-month-pregnant pauses before announcing the winner, just supportive judges, a warm vibe, an engrossed audience, and a focus on the food. […]

Win a Bittered Sling Bitters Gift Pack!

30 Dec

Whether your New Year’s resolution is to do a one-month cleanse or to celebrate life more (with the help of a few cocktails), this contest is for YOU! I’ve partnered with the Vancouver-based artisans behind Bittered Sling to offer one Open […]