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Arlene Dickinson’s Slow-Cooked Ribs

Since it was rare to get them, ribs were a special treat for me growing up. I think with ribs the secret is always in the sauce — and this is a killer sauce. You can play it a bit by ear, but you need the key ingredients. The molasses…

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The Drake’s Executive Chef Ted Corrado’s Fried Chicken Recipe

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Cookbook Spotlight: Sirocco

Following her popular debut cookbook, Persiana, Sabrina journeys back to the Middle East and Mediterranean for her new book Sirocco, with exceptional, approachable recipes that focus on simple pantry staples — ideal for the modern home cook. Here are three recipes from the cookbook to try:…

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Stir-Fried Tangy Shrimp

Shrimp are too useful not to keep in the freezer for emergencies — they can be cooked in a blink and in myriad ways, helping you to make a meal out of simple ingredients in minutes. Traditionally in Iran, you eat seafood only if you live near the sea. My grandma…

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Zucchini Fries With Sumac Salt

I have the Italians to thank for my love of zucchine fritte. Crispy lengths of battered zucchini always remind me of holidays in beautiful Italy. Nothing could be simpler to make but the level of satisfaction I get from eating them is utterly unrivaled. The truth is I can eat…

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Stuffed Baby Eggplant With Tahini & Garlic

Recipes are often described as “de-constructed.” Well,  this one is a “re-constructed” version of baba ghanoush. Traditionally made with smoked eggplant pulp, I keep the eggplant intact and simply roast these babies on a baking sheet instead (I always give things my own little twist). I think whole baby eggplant…

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A Cocktail Recipe In Celebration Of Pride

In a Pride month that has been tainted by tragedy, we’re even more determined to get out there and champion diversity in all its forms. What better way to celebrate than with an Absolut vodka cocktail inspired by Queer Nation. Absolut has partnered with Alana Nogueda, Co-owner at…

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How To Cook The Perfect Steak

Rib eyes and T-bones might be the stars of the steakhouse, but the humble flank is the ideal cut for summertime entertaining. Lean, juicy and inexpensive, it’s great for feeding a crowd, and your choice of marinade will let you go in almost any flavor direction — think French, Argentine…

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Sugar-Cured Flank Steak

Instead of a marinade, try a sugar and salt rub — it turns into a fantastic crust when grilled.

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The Classic Steak

Flank doesn’t have a lot of marbling, so a great marinade is a must if you’re going for tender perfection.

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15 Summer Cocktails Perfect For Sipping On The Patio

Why head to a bar, when you can whip up, stir up or shake up a refreshing summer cocktail right at home? Whether you’re enjoying a relaxing day at the cottage, hosting a dinner party under the stars or just craving a fruity pick-me-up after a long day at the…

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Thai Pork Jowl Bun With Sweet & Sour Tamarind Sauce

Chef Nuit Regular, executive chef and owner of Toronto’s Thai restaurant Pai, shares her unique take on the steamed bun: a northeastern Thai pork jowl bun with sweet and sour tamarind, roasted and crushed sticky rice and chayote and mango salad. …

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Cookbook Spotlight: Esquire’s Drink Like A Man

Wisdom, encouragement and support. These are all things the dad in our lives have given us. Now, Esquire’s new Drink Like A Man is offering that same type of advice for cocktail making. The book is a culmination of 83 years of drink-making wisdom in one indispensable manual. With over…

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How To Make A Gourmet Brunch

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Asparagus Salad With Grapefruit, Goat Cheese & Pine Nuts

To serve asparagus raw, you need spears that are very fresh. This salad is also delicious substituting two oranges for the grapefruit and shelled pistachios in place of pine nuts.