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Getting your (beef steak) facts straight

You might think that a steak is a steak is a steak, right? WRONG!  Did you know that steaks fall into three distinct categories? Grilling Steaks, Marinating Steaks and Simmering Steaks.   Really? I hear you ask. And why might that be? Well, steaks fall into these three categories because of how they need to be […]

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Happy 100th birthday Julia Child!

Today, August 15th 2012 would have been Julia Child’s 100th birthday: a day that’s already been immortalized on Twitter (#JC100) by food writers and bloggers around the globe.  Credited as the woman who revolutionized North America’s relationship with food, Julia Child remains a culinary icon whose books, TV series and inimitable culinary style live on […]

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Cole Nicholson’s maple juniper beef tenderloin with chocolate-infused red wine jus and leek and potato mash

Last week, I was fortunate enough to attend the Toronto regional finals for the S. Pellegrino Almost Famous Chefs Competition where we saw Daniela Molettieri take the prize for her Filet of Veal Stuffed with Wild Mushrooms, served with Butternut Squash and Roasted Hazelnut Puree.  Well Daniela’s was my second favourite dish that night – […]

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Roast beef: As easy as 1, 2, 3!

On Saturday October 29th, I was fortunate enough to be invited to “The Ultimate Meating” with Canadian Beef, by the kind folks at Trillium PR. A hands-on workshop, the afternoon was full of amazing food and fun facts and we all left having learned everything there is to know about choosing, roasting and serving Canadian […]

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Charcutepalooza July: Emulsified sausages

Aaah, Charcutepalooza. You and your July challenge (emulsified sausages). You just about did me in. Literally.  Our relationship started out so promising – I mean, hot on the heels of June’s successful sausage stuffing party, (perhaps too close – just a week in between as I needed to complete this before leaving for Europe) I […]

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