March 24, 2024

Rediscovering Acadian Roots, Through Old Family Recipes

If you were to peer into old family notebooks in which your relatives wrote down their recipes, what would you find? What culinary treasures long lost to the past would emerge? A few years ago, Halifax-based journalist Simon Thibault discovered the repository of recipes that Rosalie, his maternal grandmother, had kept. The recipes became a […]

March 23, 2024

Jamie Oliver Wants You to Have the Best Christmas Ever

British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver was thinking big for his new Christmas cookbook. This massive compendium of recipes assembled over 17 years is hefty, at over 400 pages. The British food personality is only going to write a Christmas cookbook once, and his ambition here is to make sure you have the best Christmas ever. […]

March 23, 2024

When Pastry Chefs Play Architect: Gingerbread Monuments and Cookie Villages

Some hotels around the country are taking a page out of “Hansel & Gretel,” designing gingerbread houses and villages that look inviting enough to nibble on. No doubt, though, that the hospitality is notches above that in the Grimm Brothers’ tale. Here are some of the sweet creations. (Courtesy of Chateau on the Lake) Candy […]

March 23, 2024

Why You Should Drink Grower Champagne

Strip Champagne down to its basics: Take out the glitzy marketing, the additives, and the pesticides, and make the farmer the producer—that’s grower Champagne. Strip Champagne down to its basics: Take out the glitzy marketing, the additives, and the pesticides, and make the farmer the producer—that’s grower Champagne. “Farmers’ fizz,” as it’s been called, is […]

March 23, 2024

2018 Food Trends: What to Expect on Your Plate in the New Year

Health and wellness, as well as sourcing and transparency, are only getting more important to consumers. “You have a more educated consumer base interested in what they are putting in their bodies,” said Denise Purcell, head of content at the Specialty Food Association (SFA), where a panel of trendspotters identified key food trends for 2018. […]

March 22, 2024

How to Boost Your Nutrition

Taking simple steps in selecting, storing, and cooking foods can make a big difference in increasing nutrients. While every week it seems as though a new study touts a breakthrough superfood, James Wong, a botanist trained at the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens in London, points out that the science really hasn’t changed much over the […]

March 22, 2024

Recipe: Elizabeth Heiskell’s Sausage and White Cheddar Pinwheels

Elizabeth Heiskell knows a few things about Southern hospitality.The Mississippi Delta-born chef details what dishes to bring on any occasion, from potlucks to Super Bowl parties, in her new cookbook, “What Can I Bring?” Elizabeth Heiskell knows a few things about Southern hospitality. Heading a catering company for the past 20 years, the Mississippi Delta-born […]

March 22, 2024

How to Make a Great Zero-Proof Cocktail

They’ve been called virgin drinks and mocktails, but at The Bonnie bar, in Astoria, Queens, they’re called zero-proof cocktails. NEW YORK—They’ve been called virgin drinks and mocktails, but at The Bonnie bar, in Astoria, Queens, they’re called zero-proof cocktails. Mixologist Mike Di Tota didn’t like the connotation behind “mocktails,” as “the drink is trying to […]

March 22, 2024

What to Give for Valentine’s Day

For Valentine’s Day, between flowers and chocolate, the choice is clear to master chocolatier Christophe Toury. “I don’t eat flowers,” he says. Master chocolatier Christophe Toury has seen many Valentine’s Day come and go over the years, and as far as gifts go, though flowers and chocolates are popular, to him the choice is clear. […]