Posts Tagged ‘food network’

On Pots And Pans

Every household  in Canada should have a cast iron frying pan. We would go into more detail about it, but we have already covered that and we don’t want to seem obsessed! But it’s true; once you fall in love with your cast iron pan you’ll never go back to aluminum, or PFOA coated non-stick pans which you should stay away from altogether. Ditto the crock pot, an indispensable piece of equipment that doesn’t get the respect it deserves. We have found two new cookbooks that will inspire you to embrace the crock pot and the cast iron pan. Continue »

New Fall Cookbooks from Old Favourites

For baseball fans, autumn means the World Series, The Fall Classic, when the year’s top teams battle it out and the best in the game strut onto the playing field, ready to knock it out of the park. And though the World Series just wrapped up a few weeks ago, in the cookbook world, fall is also the season when the Big Guns come to play, bringing with them their best offerings of the year, anticipating a grand slam of their own.



Continue »

Key Lime Pie



cut pie2


Legislated as the “Official Pie of the State of Florida” in 2006, Key Lime Pie has just the right balance of sweet and tart, and is super easy to make. How easy? Well, for starters, if you use a pre-made graham cracker pie shell, you don’t even need an oven, just a fridge. Continue »

A Few Words From John Catucci

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.

In Memoriam

photo by Joanna Dickins

This has been a hard week for the food and restaurant world. Toronto’s restaurant community recently lost beloved chef Dan DeMatteis, former chef de cuisine at Jamie Kennedy Wine Bar and current chef de cuisine with Brad Long at Cafe Belong. Only in his thirties, Dan was a chef of the new school, he was a kind and gentle guy who inspired love and respect from his peers. Dan will be sorely missed on this city’s dining scene.

A memorial service will be held at the Evergreen Brickworks for Dan this evening, catered by Cafe Belong it will be an opportunity for those who knew Dan to come together to remember him.

Food Network chef Anthony Sedlak also passed away this weekend. The young chef was only twenty-nine years old but had already made his mark on the country’s culinary conciousness. His show “The Main” ran for four seasons and spawned a bestselling cookbook, of the same name, of elegant comfort food recipes. His latest show, “Family Cook Off” saw him in the role of judge in a fun, family friendly cooking challenge format. Sedlak had recently signed on to re-invent the menus at the Toronto Don Valley Hotel & Suites.

It is a hard thing to come to terms with the loss of these two talented young men, our thoughts and prayers go out to the families, friends and colleagues of each.