Ragu Bolognese

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It has been a challenging time the past few weeks, with many of us scrambling to reinvent who we are, and what we do. Each differently, yet all together and all at once: we have lost our jobs, our customers, our way of life. But we are evolving. And coping. And finding new ways to congregate, and to share our …

Kimchi Fried Rice

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Tonight my dinner at home was Kimchi Rice, served with a Fried Egg. This is an absolute favourite in my household, inspired by our lovely friend Mai Nguyen who teaches this recipe in her ever popular Asian Favourites cooking class. And the prep is super easy – get your family to pitch in (my son did all the chopping, and …

Pasta with Tomatoes, Ricotta & Arugula

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On Monday we made the incredibly difficult decision to reschedule the next 2 week of classes, and close our doors for the time being. So as we plan how and when to reopen I’m cooking at home with my two grownup kids, and I’ll be sharing some of my favourite family recipes with you. We love pasta in my house, …

Stirred, Not Shaken, at our First Ever Whisky Class

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Whisky was once a classist quaff for the well-heeled. I used to imagine stodgy, waistcoat-wearing old men with David Attenborough accents bonding in silence over a neat Speyside, or Colonel Sanders-esque white suit-wearing American plantation owners languishing in the summer heat, a Tennessee sippin’ whisky their only solace from the elements. However, this beautiful marriage of smoke and peat systematically …

Food & Wine Pairing Classes at Get Cooking

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Last Thursday we held our inaugural Match Food & Wine Class at Get Cooking.  And I hope that it will turn out to be the first of many, because I for one had a wonderful time.  Which was in part because this class provided the rare opportunity for me to sit down with my guests and enjoy some of the …

Preserved Lemons – Ingredient of the Week

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Preserved Lemons are one of the key condiments in Moroccan cuisine: preserved in salt and lemon juice, the lemons lose their sharp edge and develop a milder, unique and lemony tang that is a characteristic flavour of Moroccan food. Also known as Pickled Lemons, commercial brands can be found in many specialty food stores. I tracked them down at El …

Garlic – Ingredient of the Week

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Garlic is the ultimate local yet global food: the perfect start for Get Cooking’s weekly ingredient blog. What other ingredient could possibly be used so widely, in so many cultures, and as a focal flavour for so many different cuisines? And yet be so easy to grow, no matter where you live? In colder climes like ours in Edmonton, garlic sells all winter …