What We're Reading This Week

 

Twelve of the best bark and brittle recipes for twelve sweet days of Christmas crunch. [Bon Appétit]

 

From Per Se to Sadelle’s, Melissa Weller details her rise to bagel stardom. [Lucky Peach]

 

The latest design craze for millennials? The micro-kitchen. [NYT]

 

A potential holiday nightmare for Canadian chefs has been averted, thanks to a 4,000 ton shipment of emergency butter to ease the shortage. [MUNCHIES

 

A new app is bringing farmers’ stories to life on Nevada grocery store shelves. [... Read more >

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JBF on the Air: Bonnie Stern

Mitchell Davis and Bonnie Stern on Taste Matters

Discover Toronto's food scene with Bonnie Stern, known as "Canada's Julia Child," on this week's episode of Taste Matters. Bonnie and JBF's Mitchell Davis (a fellow Torontonian) discuss Canada's culinary trajectory, Toronto's reception of new restaurants by David Chang and Daniel Boulud, and the differences between American and Canadian restaurant culture. Listen below:

 

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Recipe: Icewine and Lobster Linguine

linguine You know and love maple syrup and have probably heard of poutine, but what about icewine, another import from our neighbors to the north? Made from grapes that have frozen while still clinging to their vines, icewine is a highly concentrated dessert wine that takes a lot of fruit and labor to make (and hence can cost a lot of money to drink). This luxurious seafood pasta dish begs for the splurge, though: the icewine complements the delicate sweetness of lobster meat, while bacon adds a welcome counterpoint. The overall flavor is otherworldly, and we're thanking Jason Parsons of the Peller Estates Winery Restaurant for it.

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JBF Kitchen Cam