Global Cuisine

  • Papas Arrugadas

Papas Arrugadas

By |June 15th, 2024|Comments Off on Papas Arrugadas

These Canary Island "papas" are small potatoes boiled in salty water until wrinkled. A relative of the famous Patatas Bravas, they make a delightful snack, appetizer or side dish and even more tasty [...]

  • Seared Rainbow Trout Wrapped in Sautéed Greens

Seared Rainbow Trout Wrapped in Sautéed Greens

By |May 11th, 2024|Comments Off on Seared Rainbow Trout Wrapped in Sautéed Greens

My father and I spent hours on the creeks and rivers near our acreage in Central Alberta fishing for trout together. My dad taught me to hunt and fish, to cultivate in me [...]

  • carnitas


By |April 26th, 2024|Comments Off on Carnitas

Carnitas is a traditional Mexican dish made of pork seasoned with herbs and spices. It’s slow-cooked or braised until it becomes tender, then shredded and crisped, making it delicious to use in tacos, [...]

  • goan coconut fish curry

Goan Coconut Fish Curry

By |April 22nd, 2024|Comments Off on Goan Coconut Fish Curry

In Goa, a state along India's southwestern coast, seafood and coconut are staples. Goan fish curry is a traditional dish that captures the coastal flavours offering an authentic taste of regional cuisine. Recipe [...]

  • irish soda bread

Irish Soda Bread

By |March 15th, 2024|0 Comments

Soda bread is a simple bread created in Ireland during the late Victorian era. It was a cheap and quick alternative for those who couldn’t afford the luxury of yeast-raised bread. Originally made [...]

  • Asian greens

Asian Greens

By |February 15th, 2024|0 Comments

When we think of Asian greens, a picture of bok choy is what we usually imagine. Bok choy (also called pak choi), a brassica, is a native Chinese vegetable and a variety of [...]

  • honey cake

Medovik (Honey Cake)

By |January 23rd, 2024|0 Comments

Dating back more than 200 years, it is said the first honey cake was made by the personal chef of Czar Alexander I. With dozens of variations, this version by Kalyna Store baker [...]

  • mushroom borscht by Natalia Bozhok

Mushroom Borscht

By |January 12th, 2024|0 Comments

The tradition of cooking borscht dates back centuries and is passed on from generation to generation. With hundreds of variations of borscht, my grandmother says, “There are as many borscht recipes as there [...]

  • Tortilla Española

Tortilla Española

By |October 24th, 2023|0 Comments

Potatoes, eggs, olive oil, salt and onions are kitchen staples around the world. Sometimes thought of as bit players, they’re often relegated to supporting roles. Unless, that is, you are in Spain: home [...]

  • guacamole

Best Guacamole Recipe

By |September 13th, 2023|0 Comments

We've never met a guacamole we didn't like, and this variation is one of the most authentic we've made to date. After having this popular avocado dip made table side in Mexico, the [...]

  • salsa verde

Salsa Verde

By |June 29th, 2023|0 Comments

Tomatillos, often called husk tomatoes, are not especially common in this neck of the woods, but they can be found. They are from the nightshade family and grow encased in a papery calyx [...]

  • gomen

Gomen (Stewed Kale)

By |June 28th, 2023|0 Comments

Gomen is traditional Ethiopian stewed collard greens or kale. It is a deliciously flavourful way to eat your greens and is the perfect side dish to any meal. Do not omit the cardamom [...]

  • avocado tomatillo salsa

Salsa Aguacate

By |June 21st, 2023|0 Comments

This creamy pastel green salsa isn’t meant to be especially hot; it’s meant to provide a cooling counterpoint to other spicier condiments. Like all salsas, it can be spooned over a grilled protein [...]

  • mezze platter

Mezze Platter

By |June 15th, 2023|0 Comments

Oh, what joy! Food boards are having a moment (or is it more like a long pause?) and foodies all over are HERE for it. All at once, images of creatively arranged nibbles [...]

  • prawn fried rice

Prawn Fried Rice

By |November 15th, 2022|0 Comments

Add Fried Rice to your Thai Feast You've got your Thai Curry Kit simmering away and maybe you've put together a lettuce wrap kit or soup kit for a nice side dish but, [...]

  • bruschetta, baguette, basil, Italian, appetizer

Garden Tomato Bruschetta

By |August 12th, 2022|1 Comment

When tomatoes are in season, Italian should be on the menu! Make the most of the crown jewel of your garden with this delicious bruschetta. This recipe can also be added to hot, cooked pasta [...]

  • short rib chilequiles

Barbecue Short Rib Chilaquiles

By |July 6th, 2022|0 Comments

Barbecue Short Rib Chilaquiles are made easy using lime flavoured tortilla chips and salsa con queso. Local Calgary chefs Connie DeSousa and John Jackson season Canadian Beef short ribs and braise them in a [...]

  • dutch oliebollen

Dutch Oliebollen

By |June 30th, 2022|1 Comment

Today’s modern doughnut dates all the way back to the 1700s when Dutch settlers first introduced “olykoeks” or “oily cakes” to Manhattan, known as New Amsterdam at the time. Traditionally served on New Year’s [...]

  • lamingtons


By |December 5th, 2021|1 Comment

Holiday Beauties Though the focus of celebratory holiday meals tends to be the large, protein-heavy, Norman Rockwell-esque roasts that are dramatically presented and carved at the table, I love the elaborate desserts we tend [...]

  • shish tawook

Shish Tawook Chicken Kabobs

By |July 28th, 2021|1 Comment

Shish Tawook (also spelled tawouk or taouk) is a traditional marinated chicken dish, popular in Middle Eastern cuisine. It's made by cubing chicken breasts or boneless thighs, marinating, skewering and grilling until done. The [...]

  • butter paneer

Butter Paneer

By |May 10th, 2021|2 Comments

Most food trends are fleeting, generally (these days) driven by social media; Instagram triggered the unicorn Frappuccino® — and a thousand swirly purple unicorn foods after it — and TikTok recently brought us a [...]