Food

’Thug Kitchen’ bloggers bring their dirty talk about eating clean to a new cookbook

NEW YORK—When it comes to clean eating, Michelle Davis and Matt Holloway aren’t afraid of talking dirty. Their motto pretty much says it all: “Eat like you give a (expletive).” So goes the tone of “Thug Kitchen,” the pair’s wildly popular—and profoundly profane—vegan cooking blog that’s now given birth to a cookbook by the same …

Thanksgiving food inspired by dishes developed by First Nations peoples

LONDON, Ontario — Many family favourites on Thanksgiving dinner tables across Canada trace their origins to food made by First Nations peoples long before Europeans set foot in North America. Besides fish and game such as buffalo, elk and caribou, native feasts held centuries ago at various times of year would have included roasted fowl …

Dining on a dollar: List spotlights best deals for meals in Canada, U.S.

Eating out on a budget? Restaurants in Calgary, Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal have made Urbanspoon’s annual list of real meal deals. It wasn’t just being the best at burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches and street food that earned places a spot on the list, released Thursday. Establishments that were recognized run the gamut from Asian fusion, …

Jamie Oliver touts joys of healthy cooking and comfort food during Toronto visit

TORONTO—Jamie Oliver has been a vocal proponent for food education and healthier meals—particularly for kids—but the genial British chef still enjoys both cooking and curling up with more indulgent fare on occasion. “I think perfection doesn’t really exist and, actually, perfection is kind of unhealthy because it will send people crazy. Getting it right most of the …

What’s on the White House menu for world leader who’s fasting? Warm water and hospitality

WASHINGTON—What do you serve a man who isn’t eating? Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was served warm water and an empty plate as the guest of honour at a White House dinner Monday night and again at a State Department luncheon Tuesday. It may seem odd to serve a dinner of crisped halibut with ginger …

‘Epic Meal Empire’: YouTube stars serve up gut busting fare on new TV series

TORONTO—The four guys behind “Epic Meal Empire” have devoured cheeseburger-stuffed lasagna, pizza cupcakes and Tex-mex sushi. So what’s the grossest thing they’ve ever eaten? “Dried apricots and dried papayas,” says founder Harley Morenstein with disgust. The Montreal-based kitchen crew genuinely loves calorie-laden comfort food. And after racking up 600 million YouTube views for their “Epic …

Pizza tours offer a slice of culture in cities like Chicago, New York

CHICAGO—In a city famous for its deep-dish pizza tourists wouldn’t know that the locals more often eat a thinner-crust, tavern-style pie topped with homemade Italian sausage and cut into squares, not slices—unless they went on a pizza tour. Chicago is one of a handful of cities across the country, like Boston, Milwaukee and New York, …

In-N-Out Burger to host one day pop up outside downtown Toronto restaurant

TORONTO—A Toronto restaurant sent burger aficionados into a frenzy Thursday after tweeting that In-N-Out Burger plans a one-day pop-up in the city on Thursday. The California chain, which touts itself as preparing quality burgers the old-fashioned way, without freezing, packaging or processing, is set to dole out a limited number of the famed patties from …

Cooking on deadline: Recipe for weeknight beef ragu with pasta

A true ragu takes time, and time is something in short supply at the start of the new school year. So I decided to come up with a version that takes the time out of this family-friendly classic, but leaves all the deep, rich flavours we want from a sauce as we head into fall. …

Calgary chef competing against other young chefs in Durban, South Africa

TORONTO—Rupert Garcia has faced a daunting summer in the kitchen preparing to take on chefs from around the world Friday in South Africa. The 24-year-old from the Calgary Golf and Country Club is representing Canada in an event that pits entrants from as many as 25 other countries against one another. Open to young cooks …

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