Down Under

Good’ay Mate!!! A simple greeting and I’m taken back to my trip to Sydney, Australia.  I left Toronto on May 11th, 2017, taking the 5 hour flight to LAX, before making the long 14 hour journey to Sydney, arriving May 13, 2017. What seemed like a daunting trip, wasn’t as bad once you got into…

Brie and Prosciutto Pizza

As a busy chef working long hours, when I’m done for the day the last thing I want to do when I get home is make a mess of my kitchen. This quick and delicious brie and prosciutto pizza is just the fix. Great for self indulging or as a starter for your next party,…

Charcuterie That’ll Keep You on Board

Charcuterie — from chair “meat” and cuit “cooked” — is a division of cooking that is dedicated to the preparation of meat products ranging from cured to smoked meats such as bacon, ham, and sausages to even pâtés, terrines, and confit. All primarily from pork.  The charcuterie board has been around since the first century AD, with the French having some influence in the 15th century. Ever since, charcuterie…