A Talk With Anissa Helou For Ramadan

 

Anissa Helou is known affectionately as the “Julia Child of the Middle East”. She has written eight cookbooks on Middle Eastern, North African and Mediterranean Cuisines. This month she’ll be taking part in a talk about Ramadan organized by one of Canada’s foremost culinary leaders.

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Hello Dream Pie

Orange Dream Pie, photo by jennifer Crawford

It’s one month into 2021 and we’re doing okay, all things considered. It’s time we gave ourselves a pat on the back – we can do this. We’re almost at the end of January, Valentine’s Day chocolates are practically just around the corner. Until then we deserve a treat, and seeing as it is high citrus season – Meyer lemons are in store, plump Ruby grapefruits are bouncing down the aisles and Cuties are piled to the ceiling – let’s talk curd.

Specifically a Dream Pie made with orange curd. Continue »



Get Pickled: A Free Fermentation Class

 

David Zilber is a Torontonian who left the nest and flew to Copenhagen. There he began working for René Redzepi, considered the greatest chef on earth by many, and wrote a book with him. The Noma Guide to Fermentation is a bible of preserving and occupies a rarified place on the cookbook shelf, right beside The Art of Fermentation by Sandor Ellix Katz.

Now Katz and Zilber are coming together to do a free class on their favourite subject. Continue »



Sukkot Starts Tonight

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A Cooking Class From Indigenous Mexico

 

Learn to cook the Mexican post-colonial dish, molletes guided by artist Beatriz Paz Jiménez. “If you are interested in Mesoamerican polyculture; Mexican Indigenous food ways; the links between ancestral foods, agriculture and self-definition; the effects of racism, colonialism and migration on homelands and much more, this is for you,” says curator Su-Ying Lee. Participants will receive a special ingredient for the cooking portion of the event that was sent by Beatriz from Mexico City. Continue »