Modernist Tacos: Pressure-Cooker Carnitas with Black Bean Foam, Caramelized Sweet Potatoes and Handmade Tortillas

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I'll be the first to admit that I wussed out a little. A friend asked me to make something fancy from Modernist Cuisine. He owns the five-book $500 set. I own the significantly cheaper Modernist Cuisine at Home. Think of it as Modernist Cuisine for dummies, which is all … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving 2016: Spatchcocked and BBQ-ed Turkey

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What a glorious Thanksgiving it was! Sure, these are photos from Canadian Thanksgiving and I'm just getting around to posting them now, but maybe I can inspire our southern cousins with spatchcocked BBQ-ed turkey, Ottolenghi's roasted potatoes and Josée di Stasio's … [Read more...]

Everyday Chinese Stir-Fried Chicken with Bok Choy and Snow Peas

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Look at those peas. Aren't they gorgeous? Those peas and bok choy were not bought in a grocery store. I picked those myself, and felt almost bad stir-frying them until I saw how bright green and delicious this recipe made them. The recipe is incredibly simple, and it's not … [Read more...]

Life-Changing Lemon Chicken, Homemade Hoisin and Everyday Chinese

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I read an article in the Globe & Mail a little while ago called "Chop Suey Nation" about why Canada has so many Chinese-Canadian takeout restaurants in small towns from BC to Fogo Island. Not regional Chinese places making hand-pulled wheat noodles in bone broth soups or … [Read more...]

NuPasta: Low Carb and Gluten Free Konjac Pasta

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Love pasta but can't do gluten? Or do you hate the idea of empty carbs? Or maybe you miss ramen as much as I do. Here's a solution: NuPasta. It's made with konjac, a mountain plant whose root is a bit like taro but instead of starch contains tons of fibre. Which is why each … [Read more...]