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Cooks on another path

Cooks on another path

Restaurant work cannot content every culinary professional
Couscous with a Lebanese difference

Couscous with a Lebanese difference

Q Could you investigate and write about cooking moghrabieh? I bought some from the local Mediterranean market and the manager and a customer both told me it's fantastic.
Drinks column: Six new beers from local breweries

Drinks column: Six new beers from local breweries

Life is pretty good here in Lotusland. There are many obvious attractions, such as mountains, ocean, wilderness, a mild climate and the benefit of looking down our noses at the rest of the country. Now add one more thing to the list: craft breweries.
Eric Akis: How hot should chili powder be?

Eric Akis: How hot should chili powder be?

Q I made some chili and it was unbearably spicy. I checked my supply of chili powder and found I had two different packages. One chili powder was from the bulk section at Save-On-Foods, which I found quite mild.
The meat of the matter

The meat of the matter

Island butchers link consumers to local farmers and processors

A tantalizing breakfast, and holding the chicken

Vancouver Island has a connection to that famous Jack Nicholson scene in Five Easy Pieces where Nicholson's character tells the waitress to "hold the chicken". Tom Hawthorn has the details at globeandmail.
How to buy or bake gluten-free breads

How to buy or bake gluten-free breads

Q My granddaughter was diagnosed with the celiac gene last fall, and now my daughter has also tested positive. Her family of five has to become a glutenfree household, and we have to provide gluten-free meals when they visit.

Chicken wings, dim sum and more dim sum, lamb shoulder and ramen

I am going to go wild. After always cooking chicken wings in the oven on a rack in a roasting pan, I am going to try the rack-less approach, as recommended in How to Cook Everything.

Garth Eichel: Top nominees for savouring the Oscars

Every year, I play an important role on Oscar night.
Finger foods for Oscar night

Finger foods for Oscar night

Movie-themed appetizers are easy to serve to a crowd before, during or after this weekend's Academy Awards show