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From doughnuts to decorative trees, wedding trends offer twist on traditional

From doughnuts to decorative trees, wedding trends offer twist on traditional

TORONTO - Couples seeking to stray from wedding traditions may want to consider noshing on a coffee shop favourite instead of nibbling on cake at their reception.
OFF THE BEATEN AISLE: Turning chopped turkey tenderloin into a moist, delicious burger

OFF THE BEATEN AISLE: Turning chopped turkey tenderloin into a moist, delicious burger

If you think you've done nearly everything a cook can with boneless, skinless chicken breasts, it might be time to talk turkey.
THE AMERICAN TABLE: Recipe for loaded sweet potatoes with roasted garlic

THE AMERICAN TABLE: Recipe for loaded sweet potatoes with roasted garlic

Much as I love mashed white potatoes, my favourite "potato" is the sweet variety. I've been cooking and eating sweet potatoes as long as I can remember.
Tasty gluten-free foods on horizon while vegetables move to centre of plate

Tasty gluten-free foods on horizon while vegetables move to centre of plate

TORONTO - An increase in gluten-free cuisine that has fabulous flavour is going to be a big trend in 2013. Quince and cauliflower should be on your radar, along with finger limes and such delicacies as octopus and grits.
Italian twist lightens classic French onion soup recipe

Italian twist lightens classic French onion soup recipe

Everybody loves French onion soup, and with good reason.
Cooking on Deadline: Recipe for poached eggs over ricotta cheese

Cooking on Deadline: Recipe for poached eggs over ricotta cheese

The beauty of poached eggs is their versatility. Depending on what you pair them with, they can be breakfast, lunch or even dinner.
A new year means a new onslaught of diet-related cookbooks

A new year means a new onslaught of diet-related cookbooks

Are you a celebrity watcher? A magazine clipper? A list maker, supplement taker, whole grains baker? No matter what kind of person you are, there's a new diet cookbook to help lay the foundation for that inevitable New Year's resolution.
THE HEALTHY PLATE: Recipe for Chinese-style steamed tilapia

THE HEALTHY PLATE: Recipe for Chinese-style steamed tilapia

The first time I had to test a recipe for steamed fish was back in the '80s, when I was working in the test kitchen at Gourmet magazine. And truthfully, the very idea seemed preposterous. Steaming anything over water had always struck me as boring.
Recipe for salt cod with roasted potatoes and carrots

Recipe for salt cod with roasted potatoes and carrots

If ever a food needed a brand overhaul, it is salt cod. Because nothing about that name inspires cravings. It actually sounds like something you spread on an icy walkway to keep people from slipping.
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.