Leslie’s Beck’s 12th book,“The Plant-Based Power Diet,” includes 40 recipes she developed and designed to be fast and easy to make.
“We are busy and anything we can do to save time is important,” the Toronto-based registered dietitian said in an interview.
TORONTO — TV chef Lidia Bastianich says she learned an important lesson when she appeared on Julia Child’s PBS series 20 years ago.
“I was looking at her and what she does and ... she was so concerned about the viewer,” said Bastianich.
Lidia Bastianich is a proponent of cooking fresh seasonal food simply.
“The goal to cooking is about freshness and that is seasonality, cooked in season, local, and worked as little as possible, just what is necessary to the food,” the New York-based TV chef, restaurateur and cookbook author said in an interview. “Leave nature be.”
SAN FRANCISCO — What happens when you ask a group of food world luminaries to come up with their picks for Best Food Scene in a movie?
You get some unexpected responses. Who knew “Pulp Fiction” was such a foodie flick? You pick up a few tips, like the “Goodfellas” guide to truly razor-thin garlic.
And there will be bacon.
Canapes may sound stuffy, but they actually are the ultimate in ease when it comes to party food. Plus, they look great and can be combined in endless ways to suit any taste.
Here are some recipes from Ricardo Cavaco, executive chef at YOU Made It Cafe in London, Ont.
Spicy Black Jack Sandwich
This recipe makes 1.5 litres (6 cups) of pulled beef. If you don’t need that much, just pull what you need and save the rest of the cooked roast for another meal.
2 stalks celery
250 ml (1 cup) coffee
125 ml (1/2 cup) red wine
TORONTO, Ontario — No sweetheart to celebrate with on Valentine’s Day? No problem, says Nadia Giosia. Throw an anti-Valentine’s party for your single friends.
The stiletto-strutting host and co-producer of “Nadia G’s Bitchin’ Kitchen” on Food Network Canada says she’ll be back in Montreal for Valentine’s Day and will probably do a singles party at her place.
Here are some recipes for Valentine’s Day entertaining from bad-girl chef Nadia Giosia, host of “Nadia G’s Bitchin’ Kitchen” on Food Network Canada. “Shkiaffing” is Giosia’s word for slapping your creations onto the plate:
Balsamic Baby Back Ribs With Truffled Baked Potatoes
These ribs and potatoes offer “a nice punch to the palate in the best kind of way,” says Giosia.
It seems just about everyone with a Louisiana pedigree has a secret recipe for making the region’s signature dish — red beans and rice.
TORONTO — The Champagne corks may have been popped for many, but a huge segment of the population in Canada and around the world is still waiting to usher in the new year. People in China and many other countries with a significant Chinese population will welcome the Year of the Snake this Sunday.