Paella — The Pan and the Dinner

Paella — The Pan and the Dinner

It's a classic and absolutely delicious Spanish dish, and one with no few variations and permutations: paella. It's wonderful. Essentially a Valencian specialty and one,…
Bannock at Miijidaa

Bannock at Miijidaa

Among the several dishes that Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro, Guelph, prepares that pay homage to first Canadians and the early explorers of Canada is bannock.…
Celebrating Canning

Celebrating Canning

On this day in 1810, Peter Durand was granted the first English patent for preserving food in tin cans (patent #3372.). If that is not…
Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower

It's terrific to see beautiful white cauliflower -- big heads of it -- at the markets now. It's incredible that some local farms are selling…
Pazzo Taverna + Pizzeria Stratford

Pazzo Taverna + Pizzeria Stratford

Pazzo Taverna + Pizzeria 70 Ontario Street Stratford, ON   N5A 3H2 www.pazzo.ca (519) 273-6666 (1-877-440-9666) @PazzoStratford Pasta dinner for two with shared antipasti and two…
Hami Melon

Hami Melon

I saw one of these the other day -- kind of like a cantaloupe, the hami melon is minor member of the musk melon family…
Colle-flowre and Sippets

Colle-flowre and Sippets

A medieval dish, colle-flowre was often served with what were called sippets or sops ... literally, slices of heavy bread to sop up the juices…
An Izakaya for Kitchener

An Izakaya for Kitchener

Kinkaku Izakaya 217 King Street West Kitchener, ON  N2G 1B1 www.kinkakuizakaya.com @KinkakuIzakaya www.facebook.com/kinkakuizakaya 519-208-2688 Dinner for two (AYCE) with tea: $60 Open daily *     *    …
Revere Your Bread

Revere Your Bread

"Bread," they say in Sicily, "is life." "Chi mi da il pane mi é padre," is the proverb which translates to something like "who gives me…
An Homage to Homage

An Homage to Homage

Homage Restaurant 44 Grand Ave., S Cambridge, ON  N1S 2L6 www.homagerestaurant @HOMAGEtwEATS www.facebook.com 519-740-9119 Dinner for two with glasses of wine: $80 Closed Sunday and…
I Want More Tasting Menus

I Want More Tasting Menus

I want more tasting menus here in Waterloo Region. Is it possible to introduce a few more at area restaurants? There are no doubt many…
Fricassee of Groundhog

Fricassee of Groundhog

Well, well, well. So you've captured Willie or Phil and have transported him safely back from Wiarton or Punxsutawney packed on ice in your best…
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