“Your eyes are bigger than your stomach,” was something I heard a lot during my childhood. Perhaps it was because my parents had lived through food rationing during and after the Second World War. Or perhaps I was just a greedy child. Whatever the reason, I blame my parents for the emotional scarring that has […]
Do you say sCAL-lop or sCALL-op? Turns out there is no debate. Years ago, when I was the best man at a wedding in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, a life-long scallop fisherman – and the father of the bride – set the record straight for me and threatened bodily harm if I ever said scallop wrong […]
As someone who likes food, it’s not surprising that Copenhagen is one of my favourite cities. It is, after all, home to the world’s best restaurant not to mention some of the greatest beer. And, unlike Canada, where restaurants seem to close their terraces at the first nip of coolness, you can eat outdoors in Copenhagen […]
Part two of Super Bowls and Plates. This year’s football feast: Spicy, grilled chicken wings with blue cheese dip. Guacamole, because you have to make something healthy. The easiest barbecue ribs you’ll ever make.
This is Part One of Super Bowls and Plates, a good excuse to have a party. Once a year we pretend to like football so we can have a mid-winter gorge on tavern fare. Last year I made Scotch eggs, a crowd favourite. This year’s football feast: Spicy, grilled chicken wings with blue cheese dip. […]
A stroll through Montreal’s Jean-Talon Market this time of year can be a dangerous thing, especially if your hotel is several kilometres away and you walked. Best to bring a donkey or, a very big friend who owes you a very big favour. Bustling, crowded and packed with gorgeous produce, Jean-Talon is, I think, the […]
For those who think I’m developing a serious asparagus dependency I can only repeat that the season is short and it will be over soon (I’m getting withdrawal symptoms just writing that). For the rest of you who, like me, have 14 of your wife’s closest colleagues stopping by for drinks after work today and […]