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See Ya, Boring Salads! Lunch Hour Has Never Tasted So Good

Cheers to never having a sad desk lunch ever again.


5 Simple Steps To Build A Better Salad

Food editor Eshun Mott shares five ingredients to take your salad to the next level. 1. Mix Those Greens Put down that box of mesclun mix! We know it’s easy, but there are so many better options. Mix and match your own combinations. Try: radicchio Belgian endive frisée mâche butter…


Tuscan Chicken Salad

Pickled grapes are juicy, sweet and slightly savory all at once, giving this salad a special lift. Using boneless, skinless chicken thighs gives you more flavor and also more leeway on the barbecue, as they don’t dry out as easily as breasts.



This version of the classic salad has a few tricks up its sleeve. Watermelon adds extra sweetness, the grilled bread ups the depth of flavor, and the fish sauce introduces a hit of umami.


French Bistro Salad

Hard-boiled eggs add richness to a salad, launching it into salad-as-a-meal territory. For a slightly runny yolk, a cold-from-the-fridge large egg will be perfect when boiled for about 7 1/2 minutes, then chilled.


Toasted Farro With Corn & Summer Squash

Grain salads don’t have to be dry and boring! Cooked farro is tossed with dressing while warm and topped with chunky, just-sautéed vegetables and toasted nuts, and served on labneh for an especially satisfying salad.


Discover 20+ Barbecue Recipes To Try This Summer

As soon as the warm weather rolls in, there's no better time to fire up the grill.


Food Editor’s Guide: Dining Al Fresco At Dinner With A View

Food editor Eshun Mott shares her experience dining under the stars.  If you live in Toronto you may have heard about The Bentway — a new multipurpose public space under the Gardiner Expressway. There was a skating trail there this past winter and plans for festivals,…


How To Make The Ultimate Chicken Broth At Home

Food editor Eshun Mott shares her best tips & tricks!


Comforting Chicken Noodle Soup

This classic soup really is the absolute best comfort food. If you’ve made our Ultimate Chicken Broth, you already have the essential building blocks on hand — great stock and poached chicken. Cooking the noodles separately keeps your broth cleaner-tasting (and the pasta won’t absorb all the liquid you…


Mexican Chicken And Lime Soup

This simple, bright-tasting soup is all about making the most of your flavorful chicken broth and poached chicken, with loads of fresh and crunchy ingredients added just before serving. Taste a little of your jalapeño pepper as you chop it — some peppers are much spicier than others — and…


Pork And Shrimp Wonton Soup

When shopping for wonton wrappers, look for ones with egg in the ingredient list; they’ll be less fragile to work with. Wontons can be made ahead and frozen; freeze in a single layer on a tray, then transfer to a resealable plastic bag for storing. One 450 g bag of…


Italian Wedding Soup

Traditionally made in the Campania and Lazio regions, Italian wedding soup is named for its “marriage” of meat and leafy greens flavored with parsley and Parmesan. If you’re not already familiar with tomato paste in a tube, this recipe is a great excuse to make the switch. A tube…


Ultimate Chicken Stock

This dish borrows the technique of charring onions and carrots under the broiler sometimes used in Asian and Mexican cooking. Dried shiitake mushrooms are added to produce a slightly darker, richer stock. Once the poached chicken meat is picked from the bones, save it in the refrigerator for up to…


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