I believe I promised everybody yesterday that I'd post the working draft of my New Year's dinner. I feel a bit ambivalent about it as it sort of ruins the surprise, but hey, a promise is a promise. Here then, as promised, is the working draft of my 2013 New Year's Dinner. Presented for your enjoyment in...

Something weird (and wonderful) has started happening. Over the last couple of days, I’ve noticed the number of visitors to this site going up, and the number of page views per visitor increasing. For a while, I was wondering what was going on until today when I started receiving messages along the lines of “Hey, my...

Ask almost anybody with a fair amount of culinary knowledge and they will tell you that the only difference between a really good home cooked meal and a perfect meal served at a restaurant is that the restaurant uses (a lot) more salt when seasoning! This is a culinary fact! It holds true for every dish...

… Or things I've learned cooking my very first turkey! This Thanksgiving, I cooked my first ever turkey for a host of friends. Like so many people before me, I was nervous, confused and even slightly intimidated by the process. While I certainly would not call the end result perfect, I’m sure that everybody at the table...

Ah French onion soup. The perfect comfort food. That piping hot mess of sweet onions, gelatinous beef broth, warming alcohol, crunchy crouton and molten cheese. In today's installment of our Thanksgiving series, I share with you my recipe and secret tips for the perfect French onion soup. But let me first share with you the...

Gobble, gobble! Today, the last Thursday in November, is Thanksgiving Day for my many American friends! So happy Turkey-day, you guys, may your day be full of football, beers, turkey, gravy, wine, marshmallows and sweet potatoes! For me, today is an ordinary workday, and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t the least bit jealous...

Over the last week or so, I’ve spent much of my spare time chasing the perfect burger recipe. This has led to many a burger-related post, all of which can be found here. Of course, chasing the perfect burger concept is one thing, actually stepping up and creating the perfect burger is an entirely different matter...