Braised Lamb Neck and White Beans Recipe

Braised Lamb Neck and White Beans Recipe

I had a lamb and white bean dish at Salvio Volpe in Vancouver a few months back, and I’ve been craving it ever since. In a recent attempt to recreate that dish, I picked up some lamb shanks at  Westgate Halal (9550 – 163 Street) in Edmonton, but also a...
Kuppershnuck: A Volga German Casserole

Kuppershnuck: A Volga German Casserole

This morning on CBC Edmonton AM radio, I spoke with Mark Connolly about casseroles. What is it that we love about them, and what is it that we don’t? And why have they lasted on this ever-changing culinary landscape? Casseroles are easy to make and they...
There are Good Things in the Badlands

There are Good Things in the Badlands

A three-day getaway to southeast Alberta not only appeased my physical need for wanderlust, but the beauty of the area with its wide-open spaces and spectacular sunsets did wonders for the soul, too. If you’re feeling the need to bust out, consider heading to...
The Importance of Thumbs and Empathy

The Importance of Thumbs and Empathy

This might not sound like a very big deal to you, but yesterday, I was able to give a near-perfect thumbs up. That got me pretty excited because for the past four months, I haven’t been able to straighten my thumbs, at all. In February, I developed a reaction to...
Narayanni’s – 10 Years Later

Narayanni’s – 10 Years Later

The first restaurant review I did for CBC Edmonton AM was of Narayanni’s, a family-owned restaurant just off Whyte Avenue. It was September 2010. I hid my little notebook under the table and peppered the owners’ daughter, Youmashni, with questions. She was...