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YOU Made It Cafe: At-risk youth learn how to slice, dice with help of mentors

YOU Made It Cafe: At-risk youth learn how to slice, dice with help of mentors

LONDON, Ont. - From the outside, except for the slightly unusual name, you might not suspect there's anything special about the YOU Made It Cafe in downtown London.
COOKING ON DEADLINE: Recipe for speedy and light chicken curry

COOKING ON DEADLINE: Recipe for speedy and light chicken curry

It didn't seem too much to ask for. I wanted a coconut chicken curry that is fast, delicious and not loaded with fat. Turned out to be easier than I expected. Let's start with the sauce.
Eddie Huang, food personality and a million other things, is out with a biting new memoir

Eddie Huang, food personality and a million other things, is out with a biting new memoir

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The seats were filling fast for a book reading last week by food personality Eddie Huang, and a Barnes & Noble employee came to address the crowd. Actually, it was to issue a disclaimer of sorts.
Childless diners more likely to be irked by misbehaving kids: study

Childless diners more likely to be irked by misbehaving kids: study

TORONTO - Most Canadians expect casual dining restaurants to be welcoming towards children, but disruptive youngsters in those settings can be unappetizing for adults without kids at home, according to a new study.
Thinking outside the bowl: Feeding dogs with toys and puzzles can be good for them

Thinking outside the bowl: Feeding dogs with toys and puzzles can be good for them

Working to get a meal is something dogs were born to do. "If dogs were out in the wild they'd be spending most of their time hunting for food," says trainer Joan Mayer of Santa Barbara, Calif.
MARDI GRAS: Recipe for red beans and rice with andouille sausage

MARDI GRAS: Recipe for red beans and rice with andouille sausage

It seems just about everyone with a Louisiana pedigree has a secret recipe for making the region's signature dish — red beans and rice. Which makes it a bit like chili and barbecue.
Welcome Chinese New Year with special dishes you can easily make at home

Welcome Chinese New Year with special dishes you can easily make at home

TORONTO - The Champagne corks may have been popped for many, but a huge segment of the population in Canada and around the world is still waiting to usher in the new year.
MARDI GRAS: Recipe for banana bourbon bread pudding

MARDI GRAS: Recipe for banana bourbon bread pudding

Bananas Foster and bread pudding are two of the most popular desserts in New Orleans. So in honour of the over-the-top nature of Mardi Gras, we decided to take a more-is-better approach and combine them into one.
THE HEALTHY PLATE: Recipe for Mardi Gras red beans and rice soup with andouille sausage

THE HEALTHY PLATE: Recipe for Mardi Gras red beans and rice soup with andouille sausage

Red beans and rice is one of the signature dishes of New Orleans, which explains why Louis Armstrong, perhaps the city's best known ambassador, used to sign off his letters, "Red beans and ricely yours...
COOKING ON DEADLINE: Recipe for sticky marinated pork chops

COOKING ON DEADLINE: Recipe for sticky marinated pork chops

My goal was simple — a weeknight-friendly pork dish that was all about sticky-sweet-savory deliciousness. Neither take-out nor heavy lifting would be allowed, and versatility was a must.