Tag Archives: Mark McEwan

Top Chef Canada, Season 4

27 Feb

I love the blindfolded-taste-test challenge on Top Chef Canada. Contenders have to name ingredients they sample just once, with their eyes covered. So humiliating for a chef to get basic flavours wrong in front of the whole country and so impressive […]

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 […]

5 Surprising Things about Julia Child

23 Aug

On Wednesday August 15, I celebrated what would have been the 100th birthday of Julia Child at a party hosted by Canadian food writer and broadcaster Marion Kane. At the Cookbook Store, in Toronto, a gathering of devotees honoured Julia […]

Mark McEwan’s Sticky Toffee Pudding

5 Apr

Sticky Toffee Pudding. It tastes good from the trolley in a plane; it tastes good boiled for hours in a can; it tastes good in a school canteen–even after dried-up Shepherd’s Pie.  Warm cake and syrup. How do you improve […]

Top Chef Canada

5 Apr

I weaned myself off  Dancing with the Stars last year (except a few YouTube peeks at Jennifer Grey channeling Baby–oh, the nostalgia–and Bristol Palin channeling her mother–horrifically compelling).  Watching Idol makes me feel like Bill Murray in Groundhog’s Day these […]