“Bread is Gold” is the result of the “refettorio” launched at Milan’s Expo in 2015. Top-notch recipes from famous international chefs creatively use discarded food. The caramelized bananas with balsamic drizzle from the book are delicious!
QUEBEC CITY – Paul McCartney has left the building.
Wrong. He’s about to arrive by limo through the statuesque gates of the Chateau Frontenac: the landmark Fairmont hotel where he’s about to stay and where hordes of fans and paparazzi have gathered this sunny afternoon to catch a glimpse of the man who is arguably the world’s most famous musician.
This article appeared in The Toronto Star on July 9, 2008.
I’m in my local health food store, recipe for tofu cheesecake in hand. It’s one of the items I’m testing for this article on vegan food.
At my request, the helpful young manager is leading the hunt for vegan graham cracker crumbs.
In spite of attending food conferences across the United States over the years – including a magical few days about 15 years ago during which 100 food writers were all billeted at wineries in the Napa Valley – I have never eaten at Chez Panisse.
Here is a dish I made the other night to rave reviews. It’s easy, delectable and makes a great casual meal to serve friends, especially for an unplanned meal. As usual with Nigella’s recipes, I had to tweak hers. It’s a winner.
Pasta with Chicken, Raisins and Pine Nuts
Every time I visit my birthplace, Montreal, I discover some new delicious food source. Of course, I try to re-visit favourite spots (Schwartz’s and L’Express top that list, depending on my mood.
“The food production chain is really simple. We plant it, we grow it, we gather it, we cook it, and then we eat it. When this process occurs with a certain immediacy and a minimum of interference and, if it is nurtured by people who are truly passionate about what they are doing, the results can be glorious.” – John Ash.
This appeared in the Toronto Star’s Living section on Saturday, March 22, 2008.
MIAMI – Jamie Oliver, wearing a fitted short-sleeved shirt and jeans, emerges from behind the scenes and is greeted with a barrage of screams, whistles and applause.
His face is flushed. Hot in every sense of the word, this adorable British chef with the Mockney accent and penchant for “easy-peasy” cuisine wipes his brow with a tea towel.
Being snowed in, as I was last Saturday, can be a good thing. On this occasion, cooking seemed like the ideal way to spend the day inside as I watched the blanket of snow reach several feet high outside my kitchen window.
Marion Kane has been a leader in the world of food journalism for a few decades. She is an intrepid populist whose work combines social commentary with a consuming passion for all things culinary. For 18 years, she was food editor/columnist for Canada's largest newspaper: the Toronto Star. She lives in Toronto's colourful Kensington Market and is currently a free-wheeling freelance food sleuth®, podcaster, writer and cook.