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Barbecue Secrets

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

Recipe of the week: Grilled Rice Cakes with Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

Aug 12, 2010

Grilled Rice Cakes

Makes 3–5 servings

These traditional Japanese rice cakes are often found, stuffed with tuna or salmon, in Japanese take-out shops. They take on a wonderful, crunchy,...

Recipe of the week: Grilled Frogs' Legs with Proscuitto Pantaloons

Aug 5, 2010

While browsing the big T&T Asian supermarket in Vancouver a few weeks ago I was intrigued by some frozen frogs’ legs in the fish department.  They’re a popular dish in Cantonese home cooking, where they’re spiced and stir-fried on the bone. They’re also big in France, of course, as well as Italy, Spain, Greece,...