Food

KitchenWise: Crispy Shrimp Tacos are baked, not fried

From taco trucks to Mexican restaurants, tacos are just about everywhere these days. And why not? A taco is exactly as handy, versatile and filling as a sandwich, and crunchy to boot. Lots of folks dream of making these fried corn tortillas at home, but some pull up short at the prospect of having to deep-fry …

Amazon buying Whole Foods, making strong move into groceries

NEW YORK—Online juggernaut Amazon is buying Whole Foods in a deal valued at about $13.7 billion, a strong move to expand its growing reach into groceries. Amazon.com Inc. will pay $42 per share for Whole Foods Market Inc., including debt. That marks an 18 per cent premium to Whole Foods’ closing price on Thursday. The …

Starbucks to serve alcohol in Vancouver in push to attract evening customers

VANCOUVER—Starbucks Canada will begin serving beer and wine Thursday in Vancouver, a year after launching its bar menu at a few locations in Toronto and Ottawa. It’s part of a push by the coffee giant to attract more customers in the late afternoon and evening, rather than just be a stopover for morning coffee. The …

For a refreshing, lemony cocktail try one called French 75

Said to be as strong as a World War I-era field gun, there are two versions of the classic cocktail known as a French 75. Cognac was the original spirit when it was created in the 1920s, but today, many people make it with gin. The first time I tasted a French 75 was in …

Monthly ‘lechon’ fest in La Loma to put QC in tourism map

MANILA— To further stake its claim as the “Lechon Capital of the Philippines,” a Quezon City lawmaker on Tuesday said he wanted the local tourism department to hold monthly street parties in La Loma featuring what else, but its famous lechon (roast pig) delicacies. Quezon City Rep. Vincent “Bingbong” Crisologo made the proposal to businessmen …

Five things to know about St Viateur, one of Montreal’s biggest bagel makers

Five things to know about St-Viateur bagel, one of Montreal’s most famous bagel shops that marked its 60th anniversary Sunday: – St-Viateur was founded by Myer Lewkowicz, a Jewish immigrant from Poland. In 1942 he was arrested by the Gestapo and sent to Buchenwald concentration camp, according to the store’s website. He arrived in Canada …

Why make just a desert? Here are tips for a dessert buffet

Fruit pies, ice cream, and fresh berry salads are summer staples, and you’ll never catch us turning any of those down. But even in the summer, the occasion may arise where you want to crank it up a notch. Whether it’s a bridal shower, anniversary party, or late-night after-party, a dessert buffet can be a …

ASEAN dishes tickle taste buds at food festival

MANILA–Foodies don’t have to travel to every Southeast Asia country to taste their authentic cuisines — they can find some of their most delectable dishes in a 1,500-square meter lot in Quezon City. The first ASEAN Food Festival kicked off Thursday night at the newly-opened Ayala Malls Vertis North, welcoming over 1,000 people who craved …

Book spills origin tidbits, recipes from land of Shake Shack

NEW YORK—Harken back to when Shake Shack was not a burger-flipping force in more than 130 locations around the globe. Then, in 2001, it was a hot dog cart in Madison Square Park, where it opened as part of an art installation. It operated for three summers, losing money each year. So says its creator, …

Use aquafaba in recipes for french toast, waffles and pulled jackfruit, pavlova

Finding a replacement for eggs can be one of the biggest challenges for vegan bakers or people with sensitivities or allergies. Aquafaba, or the brine from legumes like chickpeas, is a dream come true because it can be used as a substitute for eggs in sweet and savoury applications. Rebecca Coleman, author of the new …

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