Here we are in self-isolation, the whole world now included. As a writer, I believe I’ve been in training for this situation all my life. And as “a writer who cooks,” I’m […]
The argument over what constitutes an authentic Salade Niçoise continues to rage. Today, I’m adding fuel to the fire, as I continue my search for new salmon recipes.
As we head into autumn while hoping for another glorious Indian summer-like fall, it’s one last chance to taste the rich, ripeness of fresh local tomatoes in three quite different salads—Caprese, village […]
Putting all my adventures in the kitchen in one place may be the start of another cookbook, as a companion to my new television series, Market to Table, on Bell Fibe TV1 and YouTube.
In summer, farmers’ markets flourish in cities, and on Market to Table we’ve barely scratched the surface.
Just about the ugliest fish in the world is also one of the tastiest and has suddenly become very fashionable. Its monkfish.
Fall farmers’ markets dot the city and bring the country to town, so we can buy really, really fresh food.
DIARY: Checking out a new veggie cook book from River Cottage. RECIPE: Cauliflower cheese, by a writer who cooks, not a cook who writes.
DIARY: Channelling Nigel Slater, Gina Mallet and distant ancestors. RECIPE: Chicken and leek pie.
DIARY: Memories of comfort food served in splendour at The Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, BC. RECIPE: David Hammonds’ chicken pot pie.