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Surely there are better ways to toast St. Patrick's Day than with a pint of green beer

Surely there are better ways to toast St. Patrick's Day than with a pint of green beer

Can we all just agree that unless you're a frat boy (or girl), green beer belongs nowhere near your lips on St.
Recipes for Irish soda bread, including double chocolate cherry and oatmeal-rye with herbs

Recipes for Irish soda bread, including double chocolate cherry and oatmeal-rye with herbs

This classic Irish quick bread — no rising time needed — lends itself to numerous creative variations. Traditional recipes often call for nothing but flour, salt, baking soda and buttermilk or yogurt.
Cooking with Guinness: Recipes for caramelized onion and Guinness dip and Irish chop suey

Cooking with Guinness: Recipes for caramelized onion and Guinness dip and Irish chop suey

On a normal day, thirsty revelers easily drain two kegs of Guinness at Boston's Black Rose tavern. Come St. Patrick's Day — an official holiday in Bean Town — and they'll plow thorough 55 kegs.
St. Patrick's Day: No blarney... Your guide to the perfect cup of Irish coffee

St. Patrick's Day: No blarney... Your guide to the perfect cup of Irish coffee

Coffee, Irish whiskey and cream. Taken separately they're a tasty trio. But combine them just the right way and in just the right proportions and they get even better, transforming into a drink that can perk up the greyest day.
THE HEALTHY PLATE: Recipe for "fried" Guinness battered oysters with mustard pickle sauce

THE HEALTHY PLATE: Recipe for "fried" Guinness battered oysters with mustard pickle sauce

In honour of St. Patrick's Day I have packed four Irish ingredients into one tasty little appetizer — oysters, cabbage, Guinness stout and Colman's Mustard.
Proponents of coconut oil like health benefits but take care with saturated fat

Proponents of coconut oil like health benefits but take care with saturated fat

LONDON, Ont. - If you believe everything you read on the Internet, coconut oil is a panacea, recommended for everything from frying your chicken to shaving your legs.
THE AMERICAN TABLE: Recipe for roasted chicken with 40 cloves of garlic and a bacon blanket

THE AMERICAN TABLE: Recipe for roasted chicken with 40 cloves of garlic and a bacon blanket

There is just something about roasted chicken that comforts, nourishes and satisfies like nothing else, especially when the wind is howling and it is cold outside.
COOKING ON DEADLINE: Recipe for open-faced anchovy sandwich with balsamic arugula

COOKING ON DEADLINE: Recipe for open-faced anchovy sandwich with balsamic arugula

Stay with me on this one. We're going to make an open-faced anchovy sandwich. And you're going to love it. Admittedly, that's a tall order for a sandwich that sports an ingredient many people tend to be skittish about.
World-renowned Noma chef Rene Redzepi to address Toronto food symposium Terroir

World-renowned Noma chef Rene Redzepi to address Toronto food symposium Terroir

TORONTO - Rene Redzepi, an award-winning chef whose innovative and groundbreaking approach to cooking has earned his Copenhagen eatery Noma the designation of top restaurant in the world, is coming to Toronto to address a symposium for the hospitalit
Adding a little science to your shopping list? Molecular gastronomy triggers wave of new shops

Adding a little science to your shopping list? Molecular gastronomy triggers wave of new shops

Milk, eggs, cheese, tomatoes, transglutaminase, sodium citrate...