Food

Easter hunt is on: Cadbury makes batch of white Creme eggs

LONDON — British confectioner Cadbury is making a white chocolate version of its popular Easter Creme egg — and offering a cash prize for those who find them as it tries to bolster the product’s appeal. The company says it will make a small batch of between 350 and 400 white eggs, for sale until …

Have some over ripe bananas? Then make better pancakes

I hate to throw over-ripe bananas away. It is such a wasted opportunity for fresh fragrant banana bread. But, there is only so much banana bread that one can eat. That is why I asked myself, what else can I make with over-ripe bananas? And, since it was Sunday, banana pancakes popped into my head. …

Dunkin’ Donuts scaling back 10 per cent of food, drink menu

CANTON, Mass. — So long strawberry banana smoothie. Goodbye steak and egg breakfast sandwich. Dunkin’ Donuts is cutting back on its food and drink offerings. The Boston Herald reports the new, simplified menu is expected to roll out in New England locations starting Monday before expanding nationwide in mid-March. The Canton, Massachusetts-based company founded in 1950 says …

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes are simple to make

Let’s say you’ve resolved to eat healthier in the New Year, but find yourself tripped up over and over again by your unconquerable yen for food that’s rich and delicious. And let’s also say that one of your favourite dishes is mashed potatoes. There are no potatoes in this recipe, but by the time your family and …

McDonald’s tests fresh beef in another burger

NEW YORK — McDonald’s is testing the use of fresh beef in another burger, the latest move by the fast food chain to swap out frozen beef as it seeks to improve its image. The company said Tuesday that the new burger, called Archburger, is being tested in seven McDonald’s restaurants in Tulsa, Oklahoma. McDonald’s held similar …

COOKING ON DEADLINE: Escarole and Spinach Soup

I have been in possession recently of a very large can of Virginia peanuts, one of my favourite things to eat on earth. It’s foolish to pretend that a small handful will curb the peanut craving. But I do take out a small handful, put the lid back on, put the can away (Ha, the …

Gaucho grill: Argentine cuisine glows with wood fire cooking

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Flames glow, smoke billows and the aroma of slowly burning logs blends with the flavours of lightly charred calamari with broccoli and aioli cooked inside a handmade wood-fired oven. Like other dishes at Proper restaurant, essential ingredients for this house favourite are timber and fire. Proper was recently named in the …

Secret Sauce? Kim Jong Un applies science to kimchi making

PYONGYANG, Korea, Democratic People’s Republic Of — Kim Jong Un wants to turn the art of kimchi-making into a science. And the North Korean leader is putting his money where his mouth is. On the outskirts of Pyongyang, surrounded by snow-covered farms and greenhouses, stands one of Kim’s latest pet projects, the Ryugyong Kimchi Factory, …

CFIA recalls pre made sandwiches due to Listeria contamination

OTTAWA — Federal health officials have expanded a list of recalled sandwiches due to Listeria contamination. The initial recall on Dec. 21 involved 19 sandwiches produced by Edmonton-based HQ Fine Foods. The list now includes 36 varieties sold across the country under the brand names Best Value, Fresh and Local, Hygaard, Made To Go, Quality …

5 signature Parisian drinks and where to find them

PARIS — Thirsty for fabulous sightseeing, strolling and shopping? Paris has got you covered. Or maybe you’re simply. thirsty. No problem. Whether you fancy Champagne atop the Eiffel Tower or coffee at a sidewalk cafe, here are five ways to raise a toast, Parisian style. POP AT THE TOP A flute of Champagne is a …

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