Sunday, January 25, 2015

Food

VALENTINE’S DAY: Recipe for mussels in Dijon-orange sauce with arugula

Looking for something fast, easy and a little romantic to cook with your partner this Valentine’s Day? Consider mussels.

Montreal chef Laurent Godbout in competition of his life at Bocuse d’Or

TORONTO — Laurent Godbout is leaving nothing to chance as he prepares to cook in one of the most prestigious culinary competitions in the world.
The Montreal chef, who is representing Canada in the Bocuse d’Or in Lyon, France, on Tuesday and Wednesday, is transporting some 1,360 kilograms of equipment overseas, including 42 knives, 33 spatulas and 91 cutting boards.

VALENTINE’S DAY: Recipe for fondue duo of chocolate-mango and five-spice caramel sauces

Worried your kitchen skills may not be up to pulling together something impressively decadent for Valentine’s Day? Fear not. A pricy restaurant meal isn’t your only option.

‘Made in Quebec’ shows how to make quiche, shepherd’s pie, tarte tatin

Julian Armstrong is a writer whose specialty is Quebec, including its chefs, food and drink producers, and restaurateurs.
Her new cookbook “Made in Quebec: A Culinary Journey” is inspired by her years of travelling around the province and writing for the Montreal Gazette.
The recipes celebrate the best and freshest ingredients that Quebec has to offer. Here are three from the book to try.

SUPER BOWL: Recipes for sweet heat beef jerky and maple coffee pepper jerky

Sure, you’ll have some guacamole and some chips and some chicken wings. And a plate of nachos isn’t a bad idea, either. But how about something to set your Super Bowl spread apart?

Food trends of 2015: veggies as the main, fermented foods, mangoes, local grains

TORONTO — It turns out that parents may have been ahead of the curve when they encouraged youngsters to eat their vegetables.
Trend watchers say vegetables are emerging as “centre of the plate,” with celebrated chefs set to focus on them in restaurants and cookbooks in 2015.

Recipes for 2015 food trends: kimchee, mango cheesecake, breakfast on the go

Here are some recipes to try that incorporate the trends foodies are seeing in their crystal balls for 2015.
Kimchee
Kimchee is one of those items that gets better over time, says Matt Basile, author of “Street Food Diaries: Irresistible Recipes Inspired by the Street.”

10 Things: 10 touch down-worthy takes on Super Bowl guacamole

Whether or not you like avocados, you really have to admire the way their marketers have totally owned the Super Bowl.

SUPER BOWL: Recipe for easy boneless barbecue bits

We know what you want for your Super Bowl party. You want big, bold flavours. You want rich, meaty goodness. All of which is to say, you want grub.
We got grub.

Bubbly or Pinot Noir? What to pair with turkey, fruitcake or a gourmet food gift

TORONTO — The holiday countdown is on and Canadians are scrambling for last-minute gifts for their hosts and loved ones. Wine and food seem like a natural option at this time of year, but with thousands of bottles lining the shelves at liquor outlets, where does one begin?

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