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Lacy Eggs Over Vegetables

28 Mar

How to Boil an Egg, the new book by Rose Carrarini, founder of the Anglo-French Rose Bakery, promises “84 ways to turn nature’s humble hero into breakfast, lunch or tea.” This dish–Lacy Eggs Over Vegetables–would work as any of the […]

Chef Voula’s Coconut-Simmered Balinese Chicken

22 Mar

I’m working with my teenaged son to create an arsenal of simple home-cooked dishes that he can make for himself when he leaves home, a couple of years from now. We just tried this fragrant chicken dish, by Chef Voula […]

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 […]

Chirashi (Scattered) Sushi

15 Feb

Recently, I’ve been lucky enough to have an intern helping with the Reader’s Digest food section. Her name is Ayako Oi, and she’s from Tokyo. Ayako loves bringing me crazy Japanese snacks to try (you can get everything from squid […]

Midnight Maids’ Bread

4 Feb

A Mediterranean loaf, inspired by a midnight feast scene in Nightwood Theatre’s production of The Penelopiad, starring Megan Follows.

Feeding Megan Follows

4 Feb

I went to the opening night of Nightwood Theatre’s production of The Penelopiad in January. It’s their second run–last year’s run sold out. The play, scripted by Margaret Atwood and based on her witty and troubling novella of the same […]

Chai Masala

1 Jan

After I step out of the cold into Ronica Sajnani’s cozy, art-filled home–a heritage house tucked away on a tiny street in Toronto’s Cabbagetown–Ronica is quick to get me settled in front of the fire with a steamy mug of […]