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Sparkling wine pairs well with most foods for New Year's gathering: sommelier

Sparkling wine pairs well with most foods for New Year's gathering: sommelier

TORONTO - A New Year's Eve spread can mean many different culinary flavours and textures, which can leave hosts who want to provide the perfect pairing of wine and food scratching their heads in puzzlement.
COOKING ON DEADLINE: Recipe for Peppadew Glazed holiday ham

COOKING ON DEADLINE: Recipe for Peppadew Glazed holiday ham

Time is running short for special holiday dinners, so I made this one effortlessly delicious to help you squeeze it in.
OFF THE BEATEN AISLE: Using ground wild boar to make a robust ragu for pasta

OFF THE BEATEN AISLE: Using ground wild boar to make a robust ragu for pasta

Wild boar — a tasty way to do a good deed. It's true. Across at least 39 states there are an estimated 4 million feral pigs and wild boars (they are close relatives and prone to interbreeding) roaming about.
Doughnuts, kale and sauces from a variety of cuisines reign supreme in 2013

Doughnuts, kale and sauces from a variety of cuisines reign supreme in 2013

TORONTO - When it comes to food, everyone is always looking for the next hot thing to try.
THE AMERICAN TABLE: Recipes for buttermilk ricotta cheese dip with homemade crackers

THE AMERICAN TABLE: Recipes for buttermilk ricotta cheese dip with homemade crackers

When it comes to entertaining, I often find that the casual gatherings and impromptu parties outshine more elaborate affairs. I think it's the combination of a relaxed atmosphere and last minute inspiration.
The year in food, from viral restaurant reviews to Paula Deen's PR gaffes

The year in food, from viral restaurant reviews to Paula Deen's PR gaffes

Most Americans never will sip the watermelon margarita at Guy Fieri's behemoth Times Square restaurant, nor savour the chicken Alfredo at the Olive Garden in Grand Forks, N.D.
THE HEALTHY PLATE: Recipe for cold weather broccoli pasta

THE HEALTHY PLATE: Recipe for cold weather broccoli pasta

Whenever I have too little time and too few ingredients on hand — or when I've been eating too much meat — I cook up some broccoli pasta.
'Canada's Favourite Recipes' focuses on foods cherished by home cooks and chefs

'Canada's Favourite Recipes' focuses on foods cherished by home cooks and chefs

TORONTO - When veteran foodies Rose Murray and Elizabeth Baird invited Canadians who are passionate about food to send in their best-loved recipe, they were amazed at the variety and touched by the stories that flooded in.
Conservation groups team up with ranchers, loggers, fishermen to preserve land from developers

Conservation groups team up with ranchers, loggers, fishermen to preserve land from developers

FRIANT, Calif. - Two cowboys on horses pushed cattle across an expanse of golden hills overgrown with tall grasses and oak trees, up an unpaved road toward another pasture.
Even some food banks feel penalized by NHL lockout

Even some food banks feel penalized by NHL lockout

MONTREAL - The National Hockey League lockout isn't just frustrating fans of Canada's national sport — it's also putting a pinch on some food banks.