Tag Archives: cuisine

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 […]

Bitters for Sipping and Cooking

28 Dec

Once sold as medicinal tonics but now used to flavour cocktails, bitters (or extracts) are a concentration of natural herbs, fruits and spices. This recipe for a Wimbledon Mule uses grapefruit and hops extract. It’s refreshingly citrusy and combines cucumber coolness with ginger heat.

Red Rice Pudding from the Little Paris Kitchen

22 Aug

Rachel Khoo didn’t speak a word of French when she left her fashion PR job in London to learn patisserie at the Cordon Bleu in Paris. She picked up the language gossiping with the other sales girls at the department […]

Food Day Canada on Fogo Island

8 Aug

Food Day Canada falls on the August long weekend each year. It’s a coast-to-coast-to-coast celebration of our national bounty. For the last 11 years, food activist, historian and author Anita Stewart has challenged home cooks and chefs across the country to create […]

Persian Wishing Soup

7 Mar

I first tried Persian Wishing Soup as a student in Glasgow, Scotland, back in the 90s. I was at a mid-winter Lebanese-themed party at a bunch of friends’ gorgeously high-ceilinged and impossibly hard-to-heat tenement flat. We dressed up in desert […]


23 Nov

This April I visited San Antonio for Fiesta. I brought my Texan appetite, but no suitcase could have accommodated the right hat. Of over 100 cultural events spread out over 11 days, my favourite was NIOSA–A Night in San Old […]

Chef Michael Smith’s Chocolate Chip Lentil Cookies

10 Aug

What does Canadian cuisine mean to you?