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Where to Enjoy Fine Dining On Montreal's Main Street

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 10.19.2014 | Canada
Adrian Brijbassi

When I introduce myself to Marc-Alexandre Mercier, he is sprawled on a weathered picnic table at the back of his restaurant, catching a few precious m...

Taking a Leap From the Kitchen to the Dragons' Den

Vikram Vij | Posted 10.07.2014 | Canada Living
Vikram Vij

On October 15, I make my debut on CBC's Dragons' Den as one of two new members of the Dragons team. I'm very proud to be included in such an incredibly illustrious line-up of respected business people and to take my place alongside them on such a great show.

The Main Ingredients Spring Edition: Slow-Cooking Challenge (Chef's Meal)

Christine Cushing | Posted 05.05.2014 | Canada Living
Christine Cushing

For my first course, I'm going with a classic hunter's style chicken with a few of my own twists. Many different cultures make this style of chicken and the most celebrated are probably chicken Cacciatore from Italy, and chicken Chasseur from France. The beauty of slow cooking is the intricate flavours and layers are developed by the gentle cooking process itself, rather than a lot of effort on the cook's part.

Get to Know Chef Mark McEwan

Erin Maynes | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Erin Maynes

Chef Mark McEwan curates the November edition of the Chef's Box -- a monthly artisan food subscription from FoodiePages.ca. Below he shares his late...

Chef Michael Smith's Legacy Lives On at PEI Restaurant

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Adrian Brijbassi

Legends can loom over a place long after they've gone. Dave Wilmer knows that better than anyone else on Prince Edward Island. The owner of the Inn at Bay Fortune still welcomes guests who expect him to be Michael Smith, the celebrity chef whose cookbooks and Food Network Canada TV shows have a massive following.

Get to Know Chef Patrick Turcot

Erin Maynes | Posted 12.22.2013 | Canada
Erin Maynes

Patrick Turcot, Executive Chef at Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu, uses the endless supply of regional ingredients from the Charlevoix region as his cu...

This Chef Does it All - Yachts, Safaris & Québec Cuisine

Erin Maynes | Posted 09.23.2013 | Canada Impact
Erin Maynes

Chef Sébastien Houle spent several years as head chef on some of the world's largest yachts. In 2005 he returned to Québec and opened Restaurant sEb l'artisan culinaire. His inventive cuisine is inspired by his many voyages throughout the world, while using the very best local products in the Laurentians and throughout Québec.

Noma Chef Rene Redzepi on Food, Accidental Fame and Facing Critics

Vacay.ca | Posted 06.13.2013 | Canada Living
Vacay.ca

Like many accidental celebrities, Rene Redzepi found himself performing tasks he never endeavoured to perform. "We got very confused at Noma when we first started having success. I went to cooking school to learn to whip a bernaise, not how to deal with the New York Times in a press conference."

How To Get Canada's Top Chefs To Cook For You

Erin Maynes | Posted 06.09.2013 | Canada Living
Erin Maynes

Subscription e-commerce usually charges customers a monthly fee, but most of these subscription services don't ship to Canada, and especially not in the food niche. FoodiePages.ca's team launched its own online marketplace for small, independent Canadian foodmakers last summer offering subscription.. but with a tasty twist.

Toronto's Legendary El Mocambo Will Soon Have Fine Dining

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 05.21.2013 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

Torontonians know the El Mocambo as a venue for wicked fun and historic music performances. Soon, it will also be the site of a multi-tiered restaurant headed by one of Canada's most acclaimed chefs. AfterCanadian Music Week, which wraps up on Sunday, Pataran said the El Mo would go through a renovation until it re-opens in the fall with three levels of dining.

Wayne Gretzky's Chef: A Great One In His Own Right

Vacay.ca | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada Living
Vacay.ca

The night Beau MacMillan first cooked for Wayne Gretzky, he was the one who was given Hall of Fame treatment. The chef offered some insight into what it was like to be that close to one of Canada's icons last week when he visited Toronto to help promote Scottsdale, Arizona as a travel destination.

How A Bocuse D'or Chef Prepares For Competition

Vincent Parkinson | Posted 03.23.2013 | Canada Living
Vincent Parkinson

We gather in the practice kitchen, a specifically built replica of the competition kitchen in Lyon. Like a sprinter launching out of the blocks, as if to cheat time, Chef Alex Chen heats pans on the induction burners while butchering oxtail and peeling the beef tenderloin...

Canadian Cuisine Isn't the Same without Missing Chef Gushue

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 03.10.2013 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

News that Jonathan Gushue, 41, has been missing since December 31, 2012 is worrisome for anyone who's enjoyed his food, his dedication to Canadian cuisine or his affable spirit. Gushue has elevated Canadian cuisine as much as any other chef in the country.

10 Minutes With Top Chef Scott Conant

The Huffington Post Canada | Karen Kwan | Posted 11.23.2011 | Canada Living

He may have six renowned restaurants around North America -- including Scarpetta in Toronto's Thompson Hotel -- but there's one grocery store staple S...