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Connie de Sousa: Iron Chef

18 Jul

CHARCUT chef co-owner Connie de Sousa has had a busy year. As well as running one of the best-loved restaurants in Alberta, she’s been working hard with kitchen- and business-partner John Jackson to open a second location, CHARBAR, for 2015, […]

Trout and Ratatouille en Papillote

13 May

There’s just ONE DAY left to enter my contest to win a 13-cup KitchenAid food processor with Exact-Slice system. I hope this dish inspires you, if you haven’t already entered. Details of the contest are here. I’m trying ratatouille three […]

Terroir Symposium 2014

6 May

Each year, Terroir Symposium attracts some of the world’s best chefs and thinkers to come to Canada and present their most brilliant ideas, and it puts our food culture on the map, by showing those international guests what we’ve got to offer right here.

Jungle Adventures in Belize

12 Apr

This morning I was excited to see my travel story on Belcampo Lodge, Belize, in the National Post. It was an especially hard one to write: I met so many special people and experienced so many new things there, that […]

Jo Lusted’s Dish Do-Over

11 Apr

Last night, Chef Jo launched her new cookbook, Dish Do-Over. It’s based on her wildly popular Steven and Chris segment of the same name, in which she takes a dish that’s artery-cloggingly or blood-sugar-spikingly delicious, and just keeps the delicious part.

James Beard Loves Aube Giroux

19 Mar

If you’re not following the food blog Kitchen Vignettes yet, I recommend you start. I love Aube Giroux’s dreamy videos, which you’ll find on this PBS Food site. And today it was announced that Kitchen Vignettes is a finalist for a prestigious James Beard Award.

Winter is Dead (Long Live the Spring!)

18 Mar

I’m done with The Polar Vortex… Polar Vortex II… Revenge of the Polar Vortex and all those other blood-freezing episodes that kept plunging us back into an icy snow pit of despair, just when we thought we’d seen the worst of Winter 2013-14.