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...
French Comfort Food: Rabbit Braised in Cider

French Comfort Food: Rabbit Braised in Cider

Rabbit braised in cider (lapin au cidre) is a classic French dish that looks fancy, sounds fancy but is super easy to make. It’s a great dish to make if you want to impress someone or sit down to a Sunday dinner of comfort food. Want to pull out all the stops...
3 Steps to Easy, Perfect Oven-Braised Brisket

3 Steps to Easy, Perfect Oven-Braised Brisket

So here we are, self-isolating in this time of the Coronavirus and comforting ourselves with good books, long naps and video chats with friends and family who live far away. Now, more than ever, we need to choose home-made food over high-processed, nutrient-poor foods...
Chicken Bone Broth: Liquid Gold

Chicken Bone Broth: Liquid Gold

When I was undergoing treatment, 80% of my meals were either soup or broth delivered to me by friends. I’m not they will ever know how much I treasured their offerings on those days I wasn’t feeling well. Long ago, I had read about the health benefits of...
Pok Pok at Home – Ike’s Wings

Pok Pok at Home – Ike’s Wings

Everything about Thai food appeals to me: the layered flavours, the colours, the textures, the fresh ingredients. Same goes for Vietnamese; I’ve been a lover of these countries’ foods since I moved to the big city in the early 80s and discovered South East...