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Turkey on the Grill!

Dec 24, 2010

Best of the season to you, barbecue fans!

Here are two turkey recipes - an excellent recipe from that includes brining the bird, which adds a huge amount of flavour, and this one, from Barbecue Secrets DELUXE!

Merry Christmas, and Happy Grilling!

Don Genova’s Smoked and Grilled Mediterranean-style...

In Praise of Gluttony

Nov 18, 2010








This article first appeared in the November/December 2010 edition of Calgary's City Palate, an excellent publication covering Calgary's food scene.


I once ate a 48-ounce steak in one sitting, and I have the T-shirt to prove it.

I am a notorious glutton who, at a business dinner, threatened to bite a...

Recipe of the Week: Salmon Burger, West Coast Style

Aug 26, 2010

Salmon Burger, White Spot Style 

 Makes 4 burgers

 White Spot restaurants are a fixture in British Columbia, known for their excellent old-fashioned hamburgers. In recent years...

Recipe of the week: Grill-Seared Calamari with Tomato-Basil Salsa

Aug 20, 2010

Seared Calamari with Fresh Tomato Basil Salsa

 Makes 4 servings

 The secret to great grilled squid is to use the freshest and smallest you can find, and to cook it over high heat for no...

Barbecue Academy at the Fairmont Banff Springs

Aug 13, 2010


With only a week to go, there are still spaces available in my Barbecue Academy at the Fairmont Banff Springs, which runs August 20 - 22. If you love great food and wine, and want to eat and drink and cook and laugh with me in one of the most beautiful outdoor settings on earth, read on!

My best barbecue event ever