How to get the most out of your supermarket butcher and fishmonger

It started when I was working as a private chef. Clients would often request a meal or dinner for four only an hour or two in advance, meaning I sometimes had to dash to the market, cook and have...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Buying alcohol online is becoming our new normal, and these home delivery apps are cashing in

When the pandemic hit in March, we filled our larders with beans, started sourdough cultures, hoarded toilet paper and stocked up on alcoholic beverages. You know, the necessities of life. About...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

This one-bowl Russian apple cake reminds us of hospitality in difficult times

While I was growing up in Russia, several things were a given: If you saw a long line, you got in it – no questions asked (because if there was a line, it must be for something good); if in the...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

This tortilla egg wrap can power you through a busy morning or quick lunch break

“Are you with me?” Nadiya Hussain says as she whisks eggs in a measuring cup. “Can you see how quick” – she drops the whisk to wave her hands in circles – “this is happening?” I was watching...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

A guide to lentils: How to choose and use the tiny protein-packed powerhouses

Lentils don’t always have the most exciting reputation. People tend to associate the tiny pulse with dark brown, mushy and bland soups, says cookbook author Crescent Dragonwagon. Other cultures...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Burger King’s latest dig at McDonald’s: Creepy clowns to haunt your dreams

Nearly 30 years ago, Hollywood released the horror flick “Candyman” about a Chicago graduate student who researches an urban legend involving a boogeyman who materializes whenever you say his name...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

How to make an excellent coffee pour-over and start your day right

When I broke my favorite glass coffee dripper this summer, I took it as an opportunity to explore the latest in home brewing equipment. I spent a few days researching devices before settling on a...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

As winter approaches, Eat Zawadi diversifies its menu

As warm weather fades – but the coronavirus lingers – some eateries are changing their menus and tactics, including the relatively new Eat Zawadi. The restaurant, which opened in late spring in...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

These caramel apples are all treat, no tricks

When you’ve been with someone as long as my husband and I have, you end up with a lot of running jokes. One of ours is how I always ogle the caramel apples in specialty shops and then never...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

This Instant Pot Beef Stew is rich, hearty and ready in 45 minutes

Do you ever give yourself kitchen challenges? Every now and again I impose a set of parameters on myself to see if I can bring a meal in at a certain cost, with a specified number of ingredients or...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Halloween at home? Here are some tricks for making treats with kids

Halloween falls on a Saturday this year. That’s every child’s dream, right? No school the next day, so they can trick or treat, go to haunted houses and ... But this is 2020 – a year that feels as...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

Bacon- and chicken-scented masks are here and, really, you shouldn’t be surprised

It was, perhaps, inevitable that food companies would see the masks that we’re wearing these days and envision them as blank canvases onto which they could project their brands’ advertising. To...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Food

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