The last two cookbooks we’ve reviewed have been pretty top-heavy with leafy greens. Kathryn Anible’s Leafy Greens cook book and Susan Sampson’s oeuvre in the same vein are both marvelous, informative and packed with the best ingredients and the best intentions. But let’s face it, sometimes you have to let your hair down a bit and cook something slightly less virtuous. Continue »
“And for all the dietary confusion we face, nutritionists have yet to say a bad word about vegetables”-Alanna Stang, Editor in Chief, Whole Living
A generation ago it was a fairly uncommon practice to abstain from a meat-based diet, but now you will not even raise an eyebrow if you tell your friends you are vegan, or vegetarian. With more and more people opting for a diet that does not rely so heavily on animal based proteins, more and more variations on this theme are becoming the norm; most of us have gone a day or two abstaining from meat, or dairy, we participate in Meatless Mondays, we have added more plant based proteins in the form of beans and legumes and grains like quinoa, and are discovering a whole new world of healthy, well-balanced and delicious culinary delights. Whether you are full-on vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian or flexitarian, there is a cookbook out there that will offer countless invigorating and healthy options for you. Continue »
It seems simple enough, having a meal ready and waiting for you. So simple that giant food companies have been doing this for years, preparing meals that you just pop in the oven. A classic example is the “TV Dinner” that originated in the mid-twentieth century; typically a TV dinner is frozen, and goes into the oven solid as a rock for about half an hour to 45 minutes. Then in the eighties we got microwavable dinners that still hog a large part of the market.
John Catucci, the host of Food Network’s hit show showcasing the best independent restaurants around the country, sat down with us for a few minutes to talk about his new cookbook from HarperCollins Canada and how you can get your favourite restaurant featured on the next season of You Gotta Eat Here.