International Cuisines

MARVELLOUS MISO: Nourishes, Detoxifies, and Heals

April 1, 2018

Miso, an ancient staple in the Japanese diet, has gained popularity in the West in recent years as a remarkable health-giving food. In times past,...

The Tart Taste of Sumac

February 1, 2016

Middle Eastern Condiment Adds Zing to Winter Meals (Editor’s note: According to The Plant Encyclopedia[1], the name Sumac can apply to any one of 250...

Peasant Comfort Foods for Deep Winter Dining

February 1, 2014

My favourite vegetarian dishes, the ones that I turn to for comfort during our long, cold winters, are mostly the same dishes we enjoyed as...

Spices of North Africa Come to Life in Tunisian Cuisine

March 1, 2013

The red-hot embers kept us barely warm as we huddled around a Tunisian earthenware qanoun (tiny stove) at our friend’s home in Tunis, the capital...

Tantalizing Tea Cuisine: Herbal Infusions Add a Splash of Excitement to Winter Meals

December 1, 2010

When I was a girl growing up in rural Muskoka, the world of tea was a relatively small one. In my grandmother’s pantry, there were...

A Taste of India

February 1, 2009

Beef, mutton, rabbit, if you wish, Lobsters, or prawns, or any kind of fish, Are fit to make a CURRY. ‘Tis, when done, A dish...

Nutty Nutrition

February 1, 2008

Pistachios and Almonds Bring Mediterranean Flare to Winter Menus Nuts are at the top of the list when it comes to healthy foods. From the...

Cuisines of Our Cultures

December 1, 2005

Holiday Traditions Bring Their Mixed Blessings to the Table It’s a crazy mixed-up world, or so it seems in this year just drawing to a close. Earthquakes, hurricanes, wars, record heat waves, you name it, this year has witnessed it.