Category : Food

Le Gourmet Burger – Wicked good

By: Sabrina Cipriani – Montreal Times Photos by: Sandra de Andrade This restaurant lives up to its’ name, they clearly put the gourmet in Le Gourmet Burger! I would eat here over and over again; I would tell everyone about it and ...

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A sommelier’s duties

By Marco Giovanetti Of all the many careers and trades that people take on, that of a Sommelier is particular mysterious and sometimes not well understood. A Sommelier is a highly trained professional who has a broad scope of duties in ...

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The wines from Emilia-Romagna

By Marco Giovanetti On this week, I will take a little break from California (we will return next week) and talk about the wines from the Emilia Romagna region in Italy. My inspiration from this week’s article, comes from the latest ...

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Cheese:  So many choices

By Chef Peter Webster of Bouquet Garni Catering   I was visiting my family in northern Ontario last week.  I had prepared a “Cocktail Dinatoire” for supper.  A Cocktail Dinatoire is simply an offering of hot and cold hors d’oeuvre served instead ...

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Rhone blends in California

By Marco Giovanetti. On last week chronicle, I discussed Merlot and Cabernet in Napa Valley. On this week, I will discuss Rhone blends, a wine style that has been gaining increasing momentum in the last few years in the United States ...

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Microwave Meatloaf

By Chef Peter Webster of Bouquet Garni Catering   Twice a year, I present a seminar for the students at John Abbott College.  It is usually for the students in residence who are away from home for the first time and are ...

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Cookie diet for weight loss & healthy lifestyle

It is not a cookie, it is a meal!   Smart for Life is a program where participants can lose weight by eating cookies and other specially-designed snacks. Eating cookies to lose weight might sound like a contradiction, but there is considerable ...

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Buttermilk maple spice cake

By Chef Peter Webster of Bouquet Garni Catering   (from the Maple Syrup Cookbook by Ken Haedrich)   Ingredients: 1cup all purpose flour 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground ginger 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp ground cloves 1/4 tsp ...

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