Inspiration for celebrating this beloved dish
January 4 is National Spaghetti Day. Celebrate by making one of these five great recipes.
A how-to guide to the perfect Caesar
It’s not as crucial to one’s day-to-day existence as the telephone, nor as life-saving as insulin to a diabetic, but some would argue that, as far as Canadian inventions go, the Caesar ranks up there with the first two. Not only does it taste really good, the spicy cocktail has an uncanny ability to spark conversations between people, and it can also even out blood sugar levels thanks to its savoury flavour and veggie garnishes.
Pair these vegan Eastern European potato pancakes with bubbly
From The 30 Minute Vegan's Taste of Europe:150 plant-based makeovers of classics from France, Italy, Spain... and beyond ($22, De Capo Books)
A signature drink from the World's Best Cocktails
Cocktails and the art of making them have become a passion for mixologists and drinkers alike. Now, in World's Best Cocktails ($30, Fair Winds Press) cocktail and liquor expert Tom Sandham provides a comprehensive look at the global cocktail culture, highlighting trends and techniques that make the finest drinks popular across the world.
Enter to win an introduction to brewing craft beer
We're giving away a copy of author Sam Calagione's Extreme Brewing: An Introduction to Brewing Craft Beer at Home! To enter, please send your name and address, with the subject line 'Brew', to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 1, 2013 at 4 p.m. MST.
Chatting with the Food Network Canada star and cookbook author
Best known as the host of Chef Abroad and Chef at Home on Food Network Canada (and airing in more than 100 other countries), Chef Michael Smith is also an award-winning cookbook author and newspaper columnist, a sustainability advocate, the unofficial spokesperson for Canadian growers and producers and the official food ambassador for his home province, Prince Edward Island. As a celebrity chef he holds many roles, but his favourite is Dad—cooking at home for his partner, Chastity, her daughter, Ariella (four), his son, Gabriel (10) and their new daughter, Camille (three months).
Pair syrah with this delicious Canadian holiday meal
Lamb racks are so easy to cook and carve, yet provide a most elegant main course, especially teamed with our Do-Ahead Scalloped Potatoes. Seek out oven-ready “Frenched” lamb racks or French them yourself. (To French the racks, scrape the rib bones clean of meat, fat and gristle to about 1 inch/2.5 cm down from the tips.)
These bubbly cocktails are ideal for the holidays
A classic served around the world.
A delicious Hanukkah dessert
Reprinted from The Apple Lover’s Cookbook by Amy Traverso
These five martinis will spice up any holiday party
If you want to take your holiday party from a silent night to a joyful jubilee, the transformation usually starts with a well-stocked bar. Award-winning bartender, Patrick Appave of The Fairmont Palliser’s Oak Room suggests these martinis to make your holiday gathering all the more merrier.