Tools and Techniques

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Rough Puff Pastry

By |July 23rd, 2022|1 Comment

Almost all my favourite desserts involve pastry: my mother’s apple pie with its crisp shortcrust; cream-filled, chocolate-covered choux pastry buns; the simplicity of tarte citron with melt-in-the-mouth buttery pâte sucrée and the crisp, delicate [...]

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What to do with soft berries

By |July 12th, 2022|0 Comments

Fresh Market Pro Tip - Berries I freeze berries of all kinds, especially when they are a tad past their prime and then cook them all together to make a fruit sauce for topping [...]

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Honey Butter Cake

By |October 11th, 2021|0 Comments

Story and photos by Nyakong Yang, Yang Confections Since we’re celebrating honey this month, we’ve recruited a set of sweet siblings to help us with our harvest issue Masterclass. Nyakong (20) and Kuerengke (14) [...]

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Barbecue 104: Technique

By |May 19th, 2021|2 Comments

Master of the Pit: Barbecue Technique First, remember two things: low and slow. Barbecue uses low temperatures to achieve outrageous flavour and texture. Tenderness is a result of time and temperature breaking down the [...]

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Barbecue 103: Wood and Spices

By |April 15th, 2021|1 Comment

Up in Smoke: What about the wood? The distinction between hard and soft woods is critical. Soft woods, like pine, tend to burn quickly with a lot of heat and produce an acrid smoke. [...]

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Barbecue 102: The Tools of the Trade

By |March 19th, 2021|1 Comment

By Dan Domanko There are thousands of patents for barbecue equipment. Generally, equipment used for barbecuing is referred to either as a smoker or a pit. Some equipment requires your full attention, others do [...]

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By |February 25th, 2021|0 Comments

Story by Chefs Kaede Hirooka and Jonathan Chung, Respect the Technique As the cold winter months of Alberta drag on, nothing beats a steaming hot bowl of Ramen to warm you up. We have [...]

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Barbecue 101: Grilling vs Barbecuing

By |February 15th, 2021|3 Comments

By Dan Domanko Three sweeter words have never been spoken on a sunny summer afternoon: I’m barbecuing today. You know you’re in for a delicious meal, but did you know that what you’re probably [...]

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Holiday Gift Guide 2019

By |November 13th, 2019|2 Comments

By Wanda Baker and Tom Firth Create your own chocolate bar With one Master Chocolat store already in Marda Loop and a second in the works for South Calgary, fourth-generation [...]