Monthly Archives: January 2013

Knives Out Ottawa celebrates Escoffier in gastronomic feast

It was with both excitement and trepidation that I arrived at Absinthe Café last night for the third Knives Out Ottawa dinner. The theme for this event was Auguste Escoffier, a man dubbed ‘the king of chefs and the chef … Continue reading

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Supply and Demand Foods and Raw Bar – a sneak peek!

It’s a safe bet to predict that 2013 is a year of great promise for diners in Ottawa. Various previews in print and blogs over the past few weeks have been singing the praises of numerous new food ventures set … Continue reading

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Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies

There’s nothing particularly innovative about this recipe – it just tastes really, really good. I don’t even like peanut butter and yet I love these cookies! I like to underbake them just a bit so they retain their soft, chewy … Continue reading

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The Red and the White – fabulous food fuels fundraiser

Long gone are the days of rubber chicken dinners in nondescript banquet halls. Today’s trend sees fundraising events specifically focused around food, making for a more memorable and meaningful experience. A good example is Ottawa’s Harmony House; their annual fundraiser, … Continue reading

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Home-cured and smoked pork belly (aka BACON!)

I once thought all bacon was created (almost) equal. You know – buy whatever’s on sale, try not to over or under cook it, enjoy once or twice a week. Things changed for me once I started buying what I … Continue reading

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Fantastic French Onion Soup

I tinkered with this recipe for quite a while; it’s now the only one I’ll ever use. Cubing the bread instead of laying a whole slice on top of the soup makes it much easier to eat, as well as … Continue reading

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Filoncino (Italian ‘baguette’)

This lovely loaf gets rave reviews every time it appears on our table. It’s an ideal dipper for your favourite olive oil & balsamic combination, as well as being a perfect vehicle for cheese, butter, or any spread you like. … Continue reading

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