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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…

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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…

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Make Seafood Sing With Our Ceviche Recipes!

With Peru fast becoming a culinary destination, chefs are getting inspired by the country’s bold flavors and fresh seafood. Ceviche is a classic Peruvian dish, and a great place to start. Four Chefs share their signature recipes and best advice on making it at home.

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Cool Down With Chilled Soup This Summer!

Cool summer soups are a restaurant favorite, but are they hard to make at home? Not at all! Here are four easy recipes to help you beat the heat.

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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…

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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…

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The Hot New Spirit You Need To Know About

Food editor Kristen Eppich dishes on mezcal, a hot new spirit that’s similar to tequila.   Tequila fans everywhere, be on the lookout for the next big thing — mezcal. Mezcal is the smoky, artisanal relative of tequila. Where Tequila is produced from only Blue Agave, Mezcal is produced from…

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5 Amazing Things To Make With Matzoh

Food editor Kristen Eppich shares easy recipes with Passover’s star ingredient.  More than just a replacement for bread during the Jewish holiday Passover, matzoh is a versatile ingredient that can be the star of a variety of dishes. Although it’s always delicious slathered in butter or with a generous helping of…

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How To Make The Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich

In honor of National Grilled Cheese Day, food editor Kristen Eppich shares her favorite way to make the iconic sandwich.  Instead of telling you what the best grilled cheese sandwich is, I’ve decided to share with you my favorite, and it’s shockingly simple. I call it the Salty-Sweet Gruyere Melter,…

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Food News: You Can Now Order Beer, Wine & Apps At Starbucks!

Food editor Kristen Eppich shares some exciting news about Starbucks.  For some of us – myself included – Starbucks is a home away from home. It’s a place to go when the house is otherwise occupied, to grab coffee with a friend, do some work or take a leisurely flip through the…

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How To Cook Spring’s Fresh Produce

Food editor Kristen Eppich dishes on how to cook with spring vegetables.  I recently wandered through the beautiful new Pusateri’s Food Hall at Saks Fifth Avenue in Toronto and found myself drawn to the vibrant produce on display. It made me realize that despite the flurries outside, the calendar says spring…and so…

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Kristen Eppich’s Top 10 Pantry Essentials For Easy Dinners

On top of an endless supply of garlic and onions, there are a few things you’ll always find when you reach into my pantry. Here is a list of my 10 go-to’s – the ingredients I rely on to perk up a dish, whip up a weeknight meal or add a…