Fill Your Pockets: Empanadas

Fill Your Pockets: Empanadas

Generally, countries in South America like Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, and Peru, make the dough for their empanadas using wheat flour, while in Venezuela, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Guatemala, it’s all about corn flour. A sign of dough made well is that when...
Chefs’ Tips and Tricks – Budget-friendly Comfort Foods

Chefs’ Tips and Tricks – Budget-friendly Comfort Foods

Diner Deluxe and The Embarcadero With the start of a new year, we’re all seeking a fresh start, watching our wallets, and just looking for some good old comfort after the holiday hubbub. And there’s nothing more satisfying than creating homey, hearty meals that don’t...
Chefs’ Tips & Tricks – Holiday Desserts

Chefs’ Tips & Tricks – Holiday Desserts

Making show-stealing sweets this holiday season doesn’t have to equal overcomplicated day-long affairs. For festive desserts that dazzle, here are some tips from three top Calgary chefs. Their insights on holiday baking can save you time, yet still result in...
Chefs Tips & Tricks – Spicy Foods

Chefs Tips & Tricks – Spicy Foods

Spicy food doesn’t always have to equal hot. Playing with spices while cooking can transform virtually any dish with interesting new aromas, kicking up the heat and other flavours while also adding vibrant fragrances and colour. For very different takes on “spice”,...
Chefs’ Tips & Tricks: Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Chefs’ Tips & Tricks: Thanksgiving Side Dishes

New spins on hearty holiday sides for your Thanksgiving dinner. While the golden turkey may be the spotlight stealer on your Thanksgiving Day dinner table, the side dishes are what truly make the meal. The centerpiece bird is just not the same without a spread of...

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