Tag Archives: Calgary

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, […]

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 […]

Grain Brain

11 Feb

Calgarian artisan bread company Sidewalk Citizen Bakery just started packaging their loaves in the thinking man’s bread bag. I think these quote-stamped, two-handled paper bags represent a classy evolution from the traditional baguette clutched under arm. Here Michal Lavi–who co-owns […]

Curled-Up Sticky Treacle Scones

18 Sep

Today’s recipe comes from a crazy-colourful new book, Alice Eats: A Wonderland Cookbook, by Calgarians Julie van Rosendaal and Pierre Lamielle. The tome is based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and includes recipes for Mad Hatter’s tea party fare (of course) and everything […]

Friday Cocktail: The Ginger Gimlet

26 Apr

The Ginger Gimlet tastes citrus-fresh and mind-bendingly fiery all at once. It was developed by Christopher Cho for his new cocktail list at CHARCUT Roast House. Cho likes to keep his mixed drinks clean and simple, as you’ll see by […]

Knife Skills: Turn, Baby, Turn!

19 Apr

I fell in love with turned vegetables last year while eating a whisky-laced soup in Scotland. Our chef, Paul Rogalski of Calgary, transformed pounds and pounds of carrots into hundreds of tiny barrel shapes to bob around in our broth at a […]

Knife Skills: How to Segment an Orange

18 Apr

It’s a busy Saturday afternoon at Knifewear in Calgary’s Inglewood neighbourhood. Couples, off-duty chefs and the occasional dad with a kid on his shoulders are pouring into the store to ogle Japanese knives. On the wall, and in long glass […]