Toronto Cooks

100 Signature Recipes from the City’s Best Restaurants

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There has never been a more exciting time to eat in Toronto. While always known for its vibrant and varied food scene, over the past few years the city has been experiencing a culinary explosion. Innovative, globally minded, locally focused restaurants have been cropping up all over town as Toronto evolves into one of the world’s greatest places to eat. Toronto Cooks: 100 Signature Recipes from the City’s Best Restaurants captures this evolution specifically with the home cook in mind. Dozens of our greatest chefs, from veteran to rising star, have generously shared their fan-favourite, personally tested recipes, ranging from the decadent (The Grove’s foie gras, hibiscus, beet and lingonberry) to the sublime (Momofuku Milk Bar’s Crack Pie®)

Toronto Cooks is available at Ruby Watchco  OR Visit: http://www.amazon.ca/Toronto-Cooks-Signature-Recipes-Restaurants/dp/1927958164

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Goodness: Recipes and Stories

By Peter Neal and Chris Neal 

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Goodness: Recipes & Stories celebrates 37 good food fighters from across Canada—chefs, entrepreneurs, growers, and food activists who believe that good food, accessible to all, has the power to enrich lives and build strong communities. From supporting sustainability to championing access, outreach, and education, these individuals serve up tablefuls of goodness every day—and in this cookbook they serve up some of their favourite recipes, too. Well-known chefs such as Lora Kirk, Brad Long, Jamie Kennedy, and Vikram Vij, entrepreneurs such as Elana Rosenfeld from Kicking Horse Coffee and Mike Fata from Manitoba Hemp Harvest, food activists such as Nick Saul, Lil MacPherson, and Sarah Harmer, community food centre champions such as Kim Fox and Paul Taylor, and growers such as Gillian Flies of The New Farm and Michael Abelman of Fields of Plenty explain why good food matters and what community means to them as well as share personal recipes that are perfect for enjoying with family and friends.

Available at: http://www.amazon.ca/Goodness-Recipes-Peter-Neal-Chris/dp/0994801505

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At Home with Lynn Crawford

200 Of My Favorite Easy Recipeshomebox_books

Chef Lynn Crawford is passionate about cooking in her busy restaurant, but when she has time off, nothing beats cooking for family and friends in her own kitchen. Simple, real home cooking that’s full of great flavour is the secret to Crawford’s favourite everyday recipes that she serves at home.

Here, she offers sure-fire recipes that she makes over and over because they’re crowd-pleasingly delicious and keep things easy in the kitchen. From Sunday brunches to grilling to cocktails and desserts, Chef Lynn has got you covered. You’ll find a wide variety of one-pot dishes such as Smoked Salmon and Potato Chowder and perfect sweets like Banana Fritters with Coconut and Coffee Caramel Sauce.

At Home with Lynn Crawford includes beautiful photography of the finished recipes to inspire you to keep it simple and enjoy time in your kitchen.

At Home With Lynn Crawford is available at Ruby Watchco.

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Lynn Crawford’s Pitchin’ In

homebox_aboutLynn Crawford’s Pitchin’ In chronicles Chef Lynn Crawford’s road trip across North America, describing the people she meets, the land, and of course, the food. She travels from the Bay of Fundy, where some of the finest lobster in the world is caught, to Vancouver Island to haul in trap after trap of the best Dungeness crab available, to Kansas, where a small group of farmers is reviving heritage turkey, to Perth County in Southwestern Ontario, famous for some of the best pork in Canada and home to one of only a handful of farmers who are raising wild boar.

In Lynn Crawford’s Pitchin’ In, Crawford shares many of the amazing and simple recipes from her adventures and celebrates the local food heroes she meets along the way. She gives us her best food and cooking tips and recipes for many of her favourite dishes to enjoy with family and friends.

Recipes include Cider-Glazed Pork Chops, Creamy Chicken Paprika, Honey Butter Roasted Scallops, Mac ‘n’ Cheese ‘n’ Wild Boar, and Lamb Shepherd’s Pie. And she doesn’t forget wonderful desserts to top off every meal, such as Pecan Blueberry Cobbler and Red Velvet Cupcakes.

Pitchin’ In Cookbooks are available at Ruby Watchco.

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