Sous vide carnitas tacos with charred salsa verde

Sous vide carnitas tacos with charred salsa verde

The best tacos I've had recently were in San Francisco, where we made our way to the Mission District to visit the very popular Taqueira El Farolito. While there, I enjoyed their classic carnitas taco and a couple weeks ago, Mr. Chuckles put together our own version. Usually made using the heavily marbled boston butt [...]

Milk Bar inspired cereal milk panna cotta

Milk Bar inspired cereal milk panna cotta

Today's dessert recipe is inspired by one of our favourite bakeries, Milk Bar, helmed by award winning pastry chef Christina Tosi. We frequent the Toronto location attached to Momofuku and have visited the shop inside Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas, where we enjoyed their classic Birthday Cake. Milk Bar's best known creation, however, is cereal [...]

Sticky toffee pudding

Sticky toffee pudding

Sticky toffee pudding is a classic dessert made of moist sponge cake, covered with toffee sauce and usually served with a vanilla custard or ice cream. Its origin is a little convoluted. The invention is often attributed to English chef Francis Coulson of the Sharrow Bay Country House hotel sometime in the 1970s, but Coulson [...]

Risotto à la forestière with wild mushrooms

Risotto à la forestière with wild mushrooms

The term à la forestière, translating to ‘of the forest’, is a French cooking style wherein the dish is characterized by hearty, earthy flavours. Typically, this features wild mushrooms sautéed in butter. Risotto is, of course, a traditional Italian dish but variations of it are also commonly featured in French cuisine. This recipe for risotto [...]

Instant Pot beef chilli

Instant Pot beef chilli

Although some sources report that chilli originated in northern Mexico, most food historians assert that it is a classic American dish invented in southern Texas. In fact, some Mexicans will strongly concur; a 1959 Mexican dictionary defined chili con carne as a “detestable food falsely called Mexican, sold in the United States from Texas to [...]