The 11 Best BBQS
Men like to cook their food over an open flame. It’s a fact of life, essential to who we are, and the reason why grilling is the first chore a guy will volunteer for time and time again. A good piece of barbecue equipment is not only a satisfying tool to wield, all metal and fire, but it can also take your meal from good to unbelievable. Which is why we think you should upgrade your current grill to one of these eleven incredible BBQs. Then get grilling.
Rabbit: The Other, Other, Other White Meat
At some point in the last century — probably sometime between Bugs Bunny and Roger Rabbit — we stopped eating rabbit. Now, thanks largely to our recent fascination with nose-to-tail carnivorism, a new generation of urban men are finally digging in to the stars of their beloved childhood cartoons. That’s what’s up, Doc.
Murder Most Fowl: How I Learned to Put Food on the Table
Even in rural Thornbury, on a windy hillside overlooking Georgian Bay, the late spring day was an unseasonable scorcher. And the heat did not work well with my outfit. Heavy boots. Lined, padded trousers. A matching waterproof jacket, its oversized pockets stuffed to bulging. Form-fitting goves. Cap and bill pulled down low and snug over a spandex balaclava that squashed my nose facewards until it throbbed and grew numb…
Down-N-Out in the South: Searching for Meaning One Burger at a Time
Before I left LA for Mexico I found myself alone at an In-N-Out Burger in the San Fernando Valley, sitting at a terrazzo table under an unseasonably hot January sun watching traffic rumble by on the Hollywood Freeway. I was thinking about what I wanted. Not sandwich-wise, that was easy: (a double cheeseburger with onions, fries, iced tea), more about life in general. I had left Toronto with a backpack…
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