I asked the food specialists in the Test Kitchen which recipes meant the most to them. Here’s what they said (along with a sneak peek of those recipes!).
In Canadian Living’s The Ultimate Cookbook, we aim to give you all the tools you need in one place, no matter your level of cooking expertise. Regardless of the occasion—from weeknights to the most special family gatherings— you’ll find the recipe you need, including easy-to-follow instructions, how-to photos, and all of our secret tips and tricks for success. Here is a selection of our favourite recipes.
Bitter is probably the least favourite of the 5 tastes (sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami [savoury]). When was the last time you craved something bitter? Salty? Yes. Sour? Sometimes. Savoury? Sure. Sweet? All the time! But bitter? Not so much. So when we received a copy of famous chef Jennifer McLagan’s new cookbook, Bitter, […]
Good news foodies, Toronto’s iconic Cookbook Store is coming back. The beloved Yorkville store closed in March, after 31 years, but it couldn’t stay away for long. It is being reincarnated inside All the Best Fine Foods. Photo courtesy FlickrCC/sterlic Alison Fryer, who ran the bookstore, is partnering with All the Best Fine Foods to […]
Jennifer Bain, cookbook author and food editor for the Toronto Star, wants everyone to love bison. According to Bain, “Bison is a lean, wildly delicious alternative red meat that comes from heritage animals that are humanely raised and no longer endangered. You can raise bison, but you can’t domesticate them. They’re wild. They breed naturally. As […]
I recently had the pleasure of chatting with Marisa McClellan, blogger and creator of Food In Jars and author of two fabulous cookbooks. Her newest release is Preserving by the Pint: Quick Seasonal Canning for Small Spaces. As someone who cans quite a bit, I found her book refreshing because it encourages small batch canning, […]
Martha Stewart’s latest cookbook, One Pot, wants you to do less dishes, hooray! At the end of a long day, who wants to be confronted with a huge pile of dishes to wash, dry and put away? All the recipes in this cookbook are made using 1 cooking vessel – a Dutch oven, skillet and […]
If making quick meals to entertaining with is something you’re interested in, I have a new book for you! Quick Smart Cook, by Valli Little, tackles that exact question, with ease. Filled with fast meals and plenty of dishes you can entertain with, the cookbook is also a feast for the eyes. I decided to […]
When we heard that iconic Canadian chef Michael Smith had a new cookbook out, we knew we needed to get our hands on a copy. Family Meals focuses on solving the “What’s for dinner tonight?” question with a variety of recipes that everyone in the family will love. The large cookbook features beautiful full page photos of every recipe, […]
As I discussed in my previous post, I’ve been trying out some of the (delicious!) recipes in Andrea Nguyen’s The Banh Mi Handbook. The cookbook takes you through all the components and recipes you need to make the quintessential Vietnamese sandwich. I’ve tasted many banh mi at restaurants, but making it at home was a […]