Parting is such sweet sorrow, except when it comes to winter. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out, old man. As we usher in the slightly livelier season by eating the last of our discount Easter candy and coping with the slow disappearance of dark, belly-warming beers, we welcome bright colours, grilled meats and thirst-quenching beverages back into our diet. And the third annual Local Recipes guide into our kitchens.
In anticipation of your post-hibernation hunger, we looked to the city’s experts in food and drink for meal-time inspiration. This year’s round-up of recipes from local restaurants, bakeries and brewers gets us ready for sun-soaked barbecue season with Gahan House’s Stout Maple Pork Ribs (page 15) and Studio East’s saucy Pad Thai Chicken Wings (page 16), satisfies your sweet tooth with Chi Bistro’s White Chocolate and Mango Crepe Torte (page 20) and washes it all down with Shane Beehan’s buried treasure of a cocktail, Pirate’s Tonic (page 11). Whatever culinary adventure these local pros’ tips take you on, just don’t forget to share.