Highlights From Our Current Issue

May
31

IntheKitchen – World Flavour

Taste your way across the map, no passport required! By Jessie Schmidtke Take a flavour trip around the world through Winnipeg’s swinging culinary scene, a hub for multi-cultural eats. Local chefs cook traditional and trendy dishes inspired by their cultures in quaint, homey spaces or lively digs. To add some global influence to the table […]

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May
30

Food Sources – Chaeben Ice Cream

Premium Pints Local company masters the art of ice cream. By Sarah Ritchie Even before first taste, it is clear that husband-and-wife-duo Joseph Chaeban and Zainab Ali are passionate about ice cream. Behind the doors of 390 Osborne Street, Chaeban Ice Cream offers a level of luxe unexpected for an ice cream shop. A white […]

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May
27

New Restaurant Reviews

  New Restaurant Reviews Amsterdam Tea Room The Dutch have a term loosely translated as a cozy, relaxed feeling or an overall sense of well-being and conviviality. A person, place or even a time can be described as gezellig. Read more…      Langside Grocery Hidden behind the unassuming facade of a neighbourhood corner store […]

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Apr
18

CIAO! Kitchen Design Competition 2019

  Click here to see photos of winning kitchens from previous years   Do you have the best designed new or renovated kitchen in Winnipeg? Enter the Ciao! Kitchen Design Competition, presented by Steinbach Credit Union! A Grand Prize winner will be featured in Ciao! Magazine’s October Kitchen Design Issue, and receive a gourmet dinner for […]

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Featured Recipes

May
31

Khao Soi

Chef/Owners Randy Khounnoraj and Korene McCaig Khao House Spicy chile gives a kick to creamy coconut. INGREDIENTS Paste 2 cloves of garlic 2 fresh Thai chiles 1 stalk of lemongrass, cleaned and chopped 1/2 cup chopped ginger 1/2 cup chopped galangal small bunch of cilantro stems 2 shallots, chopped Broth 2 cups coconut milk 4 […]

May
31

Naem Khao

Chef/Owners Randy Khounnoraj and Korene McCaig Khao House This recipe packs crunch and bold flavour into a handheld snack.  INGREDIENTS 1 cup cooked jasmine rice (lukewarm) 1 Tbsp toasted rice powder 1 tsp toasted chile powder 1 Tbsp minced ginger 2 Tbsp shredded coconut, toasted 1 shallot, diced 1 Tbsp rough chopped cilantro 1 Tbsp […]

May
31

Irish Stew

Chef/Owner Gerard Fletcher Shannon’s Irish Pub and Eatery Chef Gerard pairs this hearty stew with classic soda bread from the local stalwart, Gunn’s Bakery. INGREDIENTS 1 lb leg of mutton, or spring lamb leg or loin, cubed 1 large white onion, diced large 2 medium carrots, diced large 2 large potatoes peeled, cooked and diced […]

May
31

Shepherd’s Pie

Chef/Owner Gerard Fletcher Shannon’s Irish Pub and Eatery Use a star tip piping bag to get restaurant fancy with presentation. INGREDIENTS 1 lb ground lamb 2 medium carrots, diced and cooked 3/4 cup fresh peas 1 cup 36% cream (reduced by half) 1 lb russet potatoes (fully cooked and mashed until smooth) salt and pepper, […]

May
31

Spring Roll

Chef/Owner Geoffrey Young Kum Koon Garden Vietnamese spring rolls use rice wrappers rather than wheat flour ones. INGREDIENTS 1/2 lb ground pork 2 tsp chopped green onion 1/4 lb peeled shrimp 1/4 tsp white pepper 2 tsp chopped cilantro 4 tsp chopped white onion 2 tsp chopped green cabbage 1 egg 4 tsp cornstarch 1/2 […]

May
31

Lotus Leaf Sticky Rice

Chef/Owner Geoffrey Young Kum Koon Garden Lotus leaf adds fragrant flavour to this Chinese treasure. INGREDIENTS 1/4 lb ground pork 4 pieces of dried Chinese shiitake mushroom 1/8 lb dry baby shrimp 1/2 tsp soy sauce 1/4 tsp chopped garlic 1/3 tsp sugar 1 tsp cornstarch 1/3 tsp sesame oil 1/2 tsp vegetable oil 1/2 […]

May
31

Pow Wow Tacos

Chef/Owner Christa Bruneau-Guenther Feast Café Bistro Bison chili sits atop fry bread in this colourful “Tipi” taco. INGREDIENTS Chili 1-2 lbs lean ground bison 2 Tbsp cooking oil 1 large onion, diced 2 stalks celery, sliced 3 cloves of garlic, minced 1 green pepper, chopped 3-4 Tbsp chilli powder 1 tsp cumin 28 oz can […]

May
31

Butternut Squash Pizza

Chef/Owner Christa Bruneau-Guenther Feast Café Bistro Traditional squash and pine nuts top this bannock pizza crust. INGREDIENTS 1/2 butternut squash, peeled, cored and thinly sliced 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp chilli powder 2 Tbsp oil (olive, grapeseed, vegetable or canola) 1 Tbsp pine nuts 1 cup shredded mozzarella 1/2 cup shredded cheddar 1/4 cup white […]