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Category: Canadian Cuisine

Montreal Bagels: What They Are and How to Make Them

Montreal Bagels: What They Are and How to Make Them

Montreal Bagels are handmade and always baked in a wood-fired oven and boy, are they good. Imagine being from Montreal, one Bagel heaven, and living in New York another Bagel Heaven.  Bagels were brought to both cities by Jewish immigrants from Poland and Eastern Europe.…

Brown Sugar Tart

Brown Sugar Tart

It may not be the best time in our lives…but it’s still a great time to bake. We’ve noticed there’s more baking going on than usual.  And why not? We not only have the time while we self-quarantine, we also have the need to lift…

Gail Simmons’ Bumbleberry Buttermilk Upside Down Cake

Gail Simmons’ Bumbleberry Buttermilk Upside Down Cake

Gail Simmons is such a glamorous presence on “Top Chef” that it’s easy to forget she’s first and foremost a great cook.  She’s also a fellow Canadian so I took a great deal of heat from Andrew for not knowing what a Bumbleberry was.  I’d…

Short Ribs in a Cinnamon and Red Wine Sauce: An East Indian take on a North American Classic

          This was one of the first posts I published back in 2010 when I started to blog.  Because my readership was nowhere near what it is now, I should not have been as surprised as I was to see that…

Salute to Canada! Chuck Hughes’ Duck Breasts with Red Wine Sauce on a bed of Duck-Fat Fried Fingerlings and Mushrooms

                    As most of my readers know, I am Canadian by birth and mighty proud of it.  I am also mighty proud that Canada racked up a total of 10 Gold Medals at the Sochi Olympics.  This…

From Montreal’s Joe Beef: A recipe for four hour Lamb for two With Condimint

Jennifer May’s Photo of the Dish My rendition of the dish           There was a time when everyone who visited the south of France came back and immediately went straight to their oven to prepare something called “Seven Hour Gigot of Lamb”.  It was one…