Theme and Variations on the Salade Niçoise

 

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As we all know, it’s important to get a proper amount of greens in your diet, and fresh salads are one of the best ways to get your daily fix. So dust off that ol’ Baribocraft salad bowl, whisk up a little oil and vinegar and let’s get started on one of our favourite summer salads, one that is a meal in itself, the Salade Niçoise. Continue »



Summertime Classics: Open-Faced Sandwiches

 

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Left to right: tomato with herb aoli, avocado and red onion with parsley and sunflower seeds, pickled beets with red bean dip and blue cheese

 

It is finally beautiful enough to dine al fresco, and for lunches and afternoon snacks, few things hit the spot like a delicious sandwich on your favourite bread. When preparing take-away lunches or picnics, the traditional closed sandwich packs better, but when dining at home -on the patio or in the backyard- open-faced sandwiches are where it’s at. Continue »



If You Truly Love Steak…

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Did you know that droolworthy is a word? Well it is, it’s in the Oxford dictionary and everything. And if you’re a lover of steak, and cookbooks about steak, droolworthy just may be the most perfect word to describe Rob Firing’s latest offering, Steak Revolution, on bookstore shelves now, just in time for grilling season.  Continue »



The Best Dumpling In The World…

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A bold statement to be sure, but one made nonetheless by Roads & Kingdoms Executive Editor Anup Kaphle in his latest newsletter to readers.

If you’re not familiar with R&K, it is a James Beard award winning publication started by some serious journalists, foreign correspondents from Time magazine no less, who wanted to focus on food and politics. They can count Anthony Bourdain on their editorial board, where he oversees a longform series called Dispatched. It is the most exciting globe-trotting food writing being published anywhere right now.

Longform journalism is great and all, but I lured you in here with talk of dumplings, so let’s get back to that… Continue »



How Chia Got It’s Groove Back.

 

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past half dozen years, you’ve heard about the wonders of chia seeds. For most of us, the first time we heard of these little beauties was the chia pet. While we may have mocked the chia pet, few of us realized that we’d be eating our words a few years later when the health benefits of those little seeds became apparent, and prized for more than just their starring role in an ill-advised novelty gift. Continue »