Tag Archives: Top Chef Canada

Terroir Symposium 2014

6 May

Each year, Terroir Symposium attracts some of the world’s best chefs and thinkers to come to Canada and present their most brilliant ideas, and it puts our food culture on the map, by showing those international guests what we’ve got to offer right here.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Top-Notch Pig-Out

28 Jul

Connie DeSousa and John Jackson are all about serving urban rustic cuisine made with the best local ingredients. The CHAR in their restaurant’s name, CHARCUT, refers to Connie and John’s custom-built rotisserie and charbroiler and the CUT, to their vintage-style slicer. Lovers of patés, sausages and the like will also recognize the play on the word ‘charcuterie’–the craft of preparing such foods.

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 […]