Tag Archives: Le Creuset

Beyond the Food Bank

10 Oct

Fifteen years ago, as an exchange student in Montreal, I volunteered at a downtown food bank. One thing really surprised me: as fast we were to load up boxes, some of our clients were just as quick to unpack items […]

Danny Smiles’ Thanksgiving Green Beans

20 Sep

Danny Smiles, chef de cuisine at Le Bremner in Montreal, brings us today’s fall dish. The Top Chef Canada Season 3 finalist’s Thanksgiving green beans are infused with the flavours of smoked bacon, roasted garlic, chicken broth, hot chili flakes and fresh chives […]

Dale Mackay’s Roasted and Raw Root Vegetable Salad

19 Sep

Chef-owner of Saskatoon’s soon-to-open Ayden Kitchen & Bar, Dale Mackay, makes a mean roasted and raw root vegetable salad, with crunchy croutons and balsamic dressing. If you’re going to try one new thing for Thanksgiving dinner this year, make it this dish: […]

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 […]

Catalan-Style Mussel Soup

17 Sep

It’s getting nippy outside, and we’re starting to think more about cooking up warming dishes for fall. Today, Executive Chef Rob Bragagnolo, of Marben restaurant in Toronto, shares with us a recipe that helps bridge the seasons: Catalan-Style Mussel Soup. […]

Todd Perrin’s Mixed Berry Pie

15 Sep

In between doing major construction work and menu planning for his new restaurant Mallard Cottage (opening soon in Quidi Vidi Village, Newfoundland), Season 1 Top Chef Canada fan favourite Todd Perrin created this fall pie recipe for Reader’s Digest.