Chef Paul Brans concocts chocolate-covered sponge toffee, a honeycombed sweet with a hint of nostalgia, for Oliver and Bonacini customers and for interactive stations at weddings and other events.
“The great thing about sponge toffee is it’s a bit of a science project,” he says. People are fascinated watching it being made.
PARIS — Food nourishes the tiny Rue du Nil from the dim light of morning — when the first deliveries start going out to Paris’ most sought-after restaurants — until well after midnight, when the young chef who transformed an unchic side street into a culinary destination finally closes up.
LONDON, Ont. — In the world of fine dining and sexy, sophisticated foods, dry and canned beans probably don’t rank very high, if at all.
But for home cooks who value nutrition and economy, beans are stars, even called a “superfood” in some quarters.
Beans don’t have to be an ingredient in a savoury dish. Here are some recipes featuring beans, two of which are desserts.
Lentil Raspberry Chews
Many people don’t think of beans as a dessert ingredient, but lentils add nutrition and fibre to these tasty bites.
325 ml (1 1/3 cups) whole-wheat flour
75 ml (1/3 cup) sugar
2 ml (1/2 tsp) baking powder
2 ml (1/2 tsp) cinnamon
TORONTO — University students preparing food for the first time and empty-nesters who suddenly have fewer people at the dinner table face a similar dilemma: cooking for one or two can be a challenge.
But as with families, planning can go a long way to help make easy meals that are delicious, says Shannon Crocker, a registered dietitian based in Ancaster, Ont.
With a minimal number of great ingredients, you can have easy meals that are healthful, delicious and enjoyable, says Dietitians of Canada.
The organization, which represents close to 6,000 registered dietitians across the country, is providing a sneak peek at some recipes that will be part of Cookspiration, its free app for iPads and iPhones launching Tuesday.
The sad fact of the matter is, most of us won’t make it to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras. But that’s no reason to forsake some of the city’s classic cuisine.
TORONTO — With all eyes glued to coverage of the Winter Games in Sochi, many armchair athletes wonder how Olympians are able to sustain their energy levels during countless hours of practice and stressful competitions.
In his fourth book, “Thrive Energy Cookbook: 150 Functional, Plant-Based Whole Food Recipes,” Brendan Brazier provides recipes that are allergen-free and help enhance performance for anyone who wants to feel more energetic.
James Bond without his martini? “The Big Lebowski” dude without his White Russian? Unthinkable.
You won’t see any “Best Supporting Drink” in this year’s Academy Awards ceremonies, but cocktails play a major role in movies, serving as props, symbols and reflections of what’s going on behind the scenes.