2016 January February

The Lunch Lady

#cookingwithOlay by Cindy Lazarenko You may have noticed me use the hashtag #cookingwithOlay on social media. Olay is the aunt of Stephanie Alcasabas (the wonderful chef at Culina Muttart). She is from the Phillipines and has lived in Canada for eight years. I like to introduce Olay as my new best friend. I’m not sure …



Beer Guy: Brewing good

“Corporate beer still sucks,” said the cheeky label on Elysian Brewing’s Loser Pale Ale. And then the largest beer corporation in the world bought Elysian. Anheuser-Busch InBev’s buyout of Seattle’s Elysian Brewing in 2015 was a body blow for craft beer fans. Elysian was a pioneer in the vibrant Pacific Northwest craft beer scene. Led …



According to Judy

Cooking the Books by Judy Schultz Ta-daah! The 2016 crop of cookbooks has arrived, while a stack of oldies-but-goodies demands re-reads. Certain cookbooks are timeless, and so good they deserve a place in your collection, no matter if they’ve hit the backlists. The Kitchen Diaries, I and II, by Nigel Slater. His books are generally …