Kitchen Upgrade: 15 Stylish Culinary Essentials
To people who recognize cooking as an art and not a chore, the kitchen is just as worthy of an upgrade as any other room in the house, if not more. Unlike the living room, there’s no one make-it-or-break-it piece in a kitchen, everything has a use and everything is important. We’ve rounded up 15 kitchen must-haves to take your new favourite room to the next level.
8 Health Benefits of Alcohol
You’ve heard ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’? Well, it’s time to substitute that apple for a glass of wine, beer or liquor. Research is slowly showing that a multitude of ailments can be helped by booze. The major emphasis here is on moderation. In fact, most of the afflictions moderate alcohol intake seems to help can be exacerbated or worsened with too much alcohol. So drink wisely.
The 16 Best Kitchen Knives
At the height of barbecue season, the knife a man wields is as important as the grill he lights or the spices he rubs. In the winter, when slow-braising is the order of the day, this is no less true. A good knife is well worth the investment. With the right knife, one with style, balance and precision, you can create the perfect filet, carve a turkey with ease or slice a roast so evenly your guests will swoon with envy. With these, the best kitchen knives money can buy, you will be the tzar or the pot roast, the king of the capon. Long may you reign.
The Best Southern-Style Restaurants (in the North)
Few things are as consoling in the cold winter months as comfort food. Why do you think we call it that? And most people will agree that comfort food is best done by those who hail from the South. We’re talking fried chicken, ribs, pulled pork, gumbo, jambalaya and the like. Put a little South in your mouth with these, the best southern restaurants in Canad
Simple Valentine’s Day Recipes (from the Masterchef Canada judges)
Nothing is more romantic than a home cooked meal–we don’t know why that is, only that it is–but we can’t all be master chefs. So, in preparation for Valentine’s Day, we asked the judges from MASTERCHEF Canada for a few dinner recipes. The criteria: 1) Looks difficult to make, and 2) Isn’t difficult to make. Take a few of their tips to make your Valentine’s Day everything she dreamed it would be.
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Winter Cocktails with Mount Gay Black Barrel
Take a page out of the professional’s book and mix up one of these custom Mount Gay Black Barrel cocktails from some Canadian homegrown talent.
Entertain Like A Chef: Family-Style Edition
Not everything is improved by the addition of “family-style”—politics for instance—but dinner isn’t on that list. For your next party, instead of sweating over multiple dishes and then running around plating, serving and re-serving your guests, opt for a few large dishes instead—you know, like mom used to do. Not only does it make for a more convivial, relaxed atmosphere, it’ll save you a few trips to the kitchen.
Tips for an Odour-Free Home
It’s nearly 8 P.M. and your date – that girl you’ve been texting all week – is on her way over for dinner. You’ve uncorked the wine and set the table, pressed your shirt and flossed your teeth. It’s just about game time, and you’re ready to go.