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Salmon Gravlax with Red Cabbage Apple Salad and Citrussy Labneh

Earlier last summer, I took a little staycation in the town of Frelighsberg Quebec, where I had the pleasure of sinking my teeth into some fabulous local products and eateries.  One of my highlights was dining at Lyvano, a family run restaurant that focuses on working...

Homemade Ricotta By Chef Tom Aikens

I recently had the pleasure of sampling an incredible gastronomic feast at Tom Aikens' latest London restaurant, Muse. Tom graciously shared his recipe for homemade ricotta, which is one of the main components of a dish entitled "Just Down The Road". “I love this...

Veal Kidneys in Mustard Sauce (Rognons de Veau avec Sauce Moutarde)

This recipe for Veal Kidney's was given to me by Montreal's Restaurant l'Express. Served in a creamy mustard sauce with button mushrooms and roasted potatoes, it's one of the most sought-after dishes on their menu. The kidneys must be extremely fresh and cleaned of...

Beef Tartare

This beef tartare recipe was shared by chef Jean-François Vachon of Montreal’s Restaurant l’Express.  Be sure to use the freshest meat possible for the finest result.

Stuffed Turkish Mussels (Midye Dolma)

This dish is delicious on it’s own as a main course or as part of an abundant feast. Serve hot out of the oven and sink your teeth into the meaty mussels and crisp breadcrumb gratin. 

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