Stories and Recipes From Our Kitchen

Authentic dishes, chefs from around the world, artisan food producers, and home-cooks making beautiful food.  Follow along with the stories From Our Kitchen.

November 27, 2019

Chocolate salami is an easy (and no-bake!) recipe perfect for any holiday table. This Italian recipe comes from the kitchen of Chef Paola Martinenghi.

May 25, 2019

Here in The Chef & The Dish test kitchen - we make any excuse to impress our friends during dinner parties. Indulging in oysters at your favourite seafood restaurant is such a treat, but making them at home elevates your kitchen with a total wow factor....

January 24, 2019

This comforting soup comes from the kitchen of decorated chef, Ted Fondulas. This recipe was a favourite at Ted's former groundbreaking New England restaurant, Hemingway's. He's known throughout the culinary world for being a trailblazer in farm-to-table dining, is the...

December 8, 2018

Hosting a dinner party this holiday? Start your meal with an appetizer that's simple but impressive! Here are Chef Paola Martinenghi's two ideas for some holiday cheer.  Just add sparkling wine, and call it a fun night. 

Parmigiano Reggiano Mortadella Salad Bowls


October 28, 2018

Perfect for a cozy Sunday supper.  This recipe comes from the kitchen of Chef Paola Martinenghi. Want to learn more delicious recipes?  Just video conference her into your kitchen for a private 1:1 cooking class!

Italian Beef & Vegetables with Parmigiano Reggi...

September 20, 2018

This appetizer is packed with ooey, gooey goodness and will impress any guest at your next dinner party, holiday dinner or just enjoy on your own!  This recipe comes from the kitchen of Chef Paola Martinenghi, based in a small village in the North of Italy, Vergiate....

August 10, 2018

This recipe comes from the kitchen of Chef Paola Martinenghi, based in a small village in the North of Italy, Vergiate.  It's deep-fried goodness that is perfect for a snack for a crowd, party treats, or a decadent but easy appetizer!  Want to learn more?  Just video c...

June 29, 2018

A flavour punch to any protein. This spice rub from Chef Gason is so versatile and will bring New Orleans to your table.   

Chef Gason's "Off the Hook" Creole Spice Rub

Makes about 1/2 cup

1 Tbsp Sweet Paprika 

1 Tbsp Garlic Powder

1 Tbsp Onion Powder

1 Tbsp ground...

June 6, 2018

This savoury and summery Spanish delight is a great way to kick off a dinner party. Add some crusty bread and dig in! 

Tomato Tartare

Makes 2-4 Servings

2 large Tomatoes, diced 

5 Sun Dried Tomatoes, chopped

1/2 Green Onion, chopped

100 g thinly sliced Ibérico or Serran...

May 14, 2018

A perfect soup for the warm weather!  This Two Melon Soup from a farm-to-table pioneer and New England chef with The Chef & The Dish, Chef Ted Fondulas, will help you cool off these summer months. 

Two Melon Soup

Makes 4-6 Servings

1/4 to 1/2 cup Midori liqueur


May 7, 2018

Chef Asli Mutlu shares this recipe from her hometown of Bodrum, Turkey, where their diet is based mostly on olive oil and wild herbs. So much so actually that there is a standing joke to keep people from Bodrum away from your garden because they will eat all your green...

March 15, 2018

This recipe from Chef Agnes Barath is a fantastic way to bring authentic Hungary to your dinner table!  In Hungary, it's eaten as a dessert, a meatless main or side dish.  It's a favourite for many, including kids! 

Hungarian Plum Dumplings (Szilvásgombóc...

February 12, 2018

Love comes in all shapes, sizes, colours…. and flavours… With another Valentine’s Day at our doorstep, there’s no way to avoid the saccharine sweetness of this holiday… so, we turned to what we think of as a true love... food.  

...What is love, if love was food?...

February 12, 2018

Whether you're celebrating Fat Tuesday or celebrating just any Tuesday, this traditional New Orlean's Hurricane is sweet and deadly!  It's also one of our favourite drinks to pair with some Gumbo or a Spicy Jambalaya.  Put on some jazz band music and transport to NOLA...

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