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Foodies Share What To Cook This Fall

Presented by Discover the innovative 60-inch Thermador range designed for passionate foodies. Plus, find out what’s cooking for fall from Kristen Eppich, H&H’s food editor and chef, and Nikko Jacino, executive chef for Thermador at Luxe Appliance Studio. The…

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Kristen Eppich’s Expert Braising Tips & Tricks

Food editor Kristen Eppich shares her best braising tips and tricks.  Sear the meat long enough to get a deep brown color. Going further than the golden stage creates the best flavors. Pick a pot in which your meat can rest on the vegetables in a snug single layer —…

butter tart

How To Make Canada’s Best Butter Tarts

Food editor Kristen Eppich shares a recipe for the best butter tarts in Canada, from 13th Street Bakery, and three scrumptious variations. Perhaps the most hotly debated dessert in the country, the butter tart was created during pioneer times when ingredients were sparse. Whether it’s at Marty’s World Famous Cafe in…

Falafel

How To Make The Best Falafel Ever

Food editor Kristen Eppich shares the secret to making Palestinian-style falafel, straight from the Middle East. I recently took a walking food tour through the neighborhood of Deira, Dubai while on a trip with Emirates Airline. Though now dwarfed by the fame, glitz and glamor of new Dubai, Deira is where…

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10 Trendy Ingredients That Deserve A Spot On Your Dinner Plate

Food editor Kristen Eppich shares 10 ingredients to look out for in 2017. If our Top 10 Food Trends Of 2017 are any indication, we have a delicious year ahead. From poke bowls to vegan alternatives of our favorite foods, much of it happens to be good for us — and these…

cookbook spotlight

Make This Winter Cozy With Recipes From ScandiKitchen’s Fika & Hygge

ScandiKitchen: Fika & Hygge is more than a cookbook — it’s a guide to making the most of winter, one warm and crumbly baked good at a time. Written by Brontë and Jonas Aurell, the owners of London’s West End bakery and grocery shop ScandiKitchen, their cookbook aims to spread the Scandinavian concepts of…

Bakery

Bakery We Love: Sorelle & Co.

Stepping into Vaughan bakery Sorelle & Co. is like taking a trip to France, minus the airfare. The elegant bakery offers a selection of treats made from “worry-free” ingredients, making it the ultimate destination for vegans as well as those who have food sensitivities. Motivated by her daughters’ dietary needs, the…

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Bakery We Love: Rosen’s Cinnamon Buns

Food editor Kristen Eppich dishes on Amy Rosen’s new Toronto bakery. Over the last few years, former House & Home food editor Amy Rosen could be found travelling the world and writing about her amazing finds in food, or working on her cookbook Toronto Cooks. Nowadays, her feet are planted on terra…

chardonnay

Why You Should Give Chardonnay Another Chance

Food editor Kristen Eppich dishes on the white wine that’s having a moment. If you’re not fond of chardonnay based on your memories of flabby oaky whites, it’s time to revisit the grape. Cool climate chardonnays being produced in Canada and around the world offer a fresh, crisp take on their warm…

Food

How To Cook Like A Master Chef

Food editor Kristen Eppich shares tips from former MasterChef host Graham Elliot.  We all know celebrity chef and restaurateur Graham Elliot as a judge on MasterChef, where he gives lucky home cooks expert guidance. Now, he’s sharing some of those secrets in his recent cookbook, Cooking Like A Master Chef, which features recipes for home…

barbecue

5 Surprising Foods To Grill This Summer

Master the grill with food editor Kristen Eppich’s expert tips.  Knowing how to control the heat on your barbecue is key to being a great griller — and will open up the doors to grilling just about anything. Whether you’re using charcoal or gas, here are my tips on heat control,…

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A Top Restaurateur’s Home Cooking Essentials

Colin Tooke runs two of Toronto’s top restaurants and one in Muskoka — Grand Electric, Grand Electric Muskoka and Electric Mud BBQ — where he creates a memorable (and delicious) dining experience, but cooking at home remains one of his biggest joys. “In the city, we get together every Sunday with…

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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…

Food

10 Tips To Master Food Photos With Your Smartphone

Food editor Kristen Eppich shares her expert tips. Social media has created a nearly irresistible lure for foodies to share their edible adventures. There’s a big difference between off-the-cuff smartphone pictures, and professional stylized editorial shots — but there are a few things you can do to bridge the gap.

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10 Tips To Get Your Grill Ready For Summer

Food editor Kristen Eppich dishes on the summer’s hardest working appliance. With the temperatures rising and the sun shining, it’s time to use our ovens less and our barbecues more. Before we do, there are a few steps we need to take to prepare our grills for a hardworking summer. I reached out to my…