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28 minutes | Sep 21, 2022
Coconut Choka with Devan Rajkumar
Chef Devan Rajkumar has been experimenting with food since he was a child, watching his grandmother grind coconut for choka and helping out in the temple kitchen. After bouncing around university, he landed in culinary school in 2009 where he set out on a mission to modernize the craft, traditions and tastes of East and West Indian cuisines. Chef Dev tells us about his early influences, food memories from years of international adventure, and shares a wealth of advice for beginners set on breaking into the industry.
27 minutes | Sep 7, 2022
Craft Brewing with Old Flame Brewmaster Richard Park
After getting a world class education in brewing from Labatt, Richard Park teamed up with Old Flame Brewing founder, Jack Doak; the two carving out a storied niche for themselves among the growing craft beer industry in Ontario. Old Flame first took up residence in an old carriage works factory in Port Perry, then the duo revitalized Newmarket's Main Street fire hall, and this fall they're "coming home" to a new space in Toronto's Distillery district. Richard takes us on a tour of their facilities and tells us about the traditional German heirloom lagers and experimental sour ales that are on tap this season!
28 minutes | Aug 24, 2022
Street Bites with Tony Bradshaw
Growing up in Barbados, Tony Bradshaw spent his summers tailing his father on the job at a vacation resort, where he first fell in love with food and hospitality. Tony tells us about his wide-ranging culinary education from Toronto's CN Tower 360 restaurant, then Morton's Steakhouse in Chicago, and finally opening up his own Caribbean fast-casual joint "Street Bites".
26 minutes | Aug 10, 2022
Peak Season with Deirdre Buryk
Cooking great meals is so much easier when you start with fresh and flavourful food, so Deirdre Buryk joins us to share her new cookbook "Peak Season". This guide is organized by month and packed with ideas that celebrate the bounty of Ontario - both wild and cultivated; plus how to's on preparing unique seasonal ingredients like fiddle heads and staghorn sumac.
27 minutes | Jul 27, 2022
Summer Catch Up with Mary & Matt
Mushroom whisky, pizza ovens, and baby-led weaning are all on the table today as Kitchen Confession producers Mary and Matt share what's inspiring their summer culinary exploits!
27 minutes | Jul 13, 2022
Goi Vit with Christine Ha
When Christine Ha opened up her restaurant in Houston, she didn't want to compete over authenticity with first generation Vietnamese mom-and-pop shops. So, Christine went for her own unique twist of Vietnamese heritage and Texas upbringing for her establishments. Her first venture, The Blind Goat, combined whimsical ambience with modern takes on Vietnamese street foods like Bánh Tráng Nướng (grilled rice paper pizza). Her follow up effort with Xin Chào exposed crowds to more fun fusions like Texas barbecued Gỏi Vịt (duck salad) with a traditional ginger fish sauce vinaigrette. Christine shares more about her restauranteuring and how sight loss has impacted her cooking.
24 minutes | Jun 29, 2022
Snap Pea Snacks with Michele Todd
A penchant for cooking and love of the sciences led Michele Todd to a career in Food Science. As a Senior Food Scientist at Riverside Natural Foods, Michele tracks and optimizes every data point behind the delicious snacks of brands like Made Good, Good to Go, and for the pet lovers, Cookie Pal! She tells us about a typical day in the lab and how to turn your Nona's special sauce into an international best seller!
24 minutes | Jun 15, 2022
Cheese Pierogis with Mary Smith
After the birth of her daughter, Mary Smith figured her declining health was just postpartum "mom life." She spent four years navigating the healthcare system and was finally diagnosed with celiac disease at the age of 32. Mary documented her journey to better health through food on her blog "Mary's Whole Life," where you can find delicious gluten-free, Paleo, and Whole30 recipes.
27 minutes | Jun 1, 2022
Mousse au Chocolat with Hannah Sunderani
Food writer, Hannah Sunderani, returns to tell us about her latest venture! The Two Spoons Cookbook is an anthology of adapted French classics that she compiled while living abroad for a growing plant based audience.
30 minutes | May 18, 2022
Butter Croissants with Steve Hodge
Renowned pastry chef and master chocolatier, Steve Hodge drops by to fill us in on season two of his show "Project Bakeover". Plus, we hear about his shop Temper Bakery and how the pandemic led to scientifically superior croissants!
29 minutes | May 4, 2022
Beef Stroganoff with Mairlyn Smith
Our friend, author and professional home economist Mairlyn Smith, returns to the show. She tells us about the morning tea ritual she started as an excuse to break out her good china and spread some positivity. And, with buds nearing blossom, we chat about spring garden prep and Mairlyn's herbaceous plans for the claw foot bath in her new fairy garden.
28 minutes | Apr 27, 2022
Spicy Nori Popcorn with Daphne Oz
Daphne Oz is an Emmy award winning TV host and New York Times bestselling author. She says people need to get more than they're giving up for positive changes to really stick. So, Daphne wrote her new cookbook "Eat Your Heart Out" to be a reset for people who love to eat, with tons of simple yet luxurious recipes and indulgent healthy foods.
29 minutes | Apr 20, 2022
Salted Caramels with Julia Cho
Julia Cho is the Content and Marketing Manager at Purdy's Chocolatier. Recently, the confectioners collaborated with blind and partially sighted chocolate lovers to make the Braille Box; a more inclusive sweet tooth experience. Julia tells us what they learned as a brand by getting to know their customers a little better.
25 minutes | Apr 6, 2022
Maple Walnut Sundae with Stuart Sutton
Ten years ago Stuart Sutton bought a wooded acreage just outside of Newmarket, Ontario; his family named it Serendipity Forest. The property, thick with sugar maples, came with all the trees and taps Stuart needed to start making maple syrup. Now, for a few weeks every year when the temperature flirts between freezing and melting, he rallies a crowd to collect and boil sweet sap in the sugar shack. Stuart tells us all about the making of Canada's iconic condiment.
24 minutes | Mar 23, 2022
Mary Monologue: Degenerative Progress
In this special episode, we hear the origin story of Kitchen Confession host, Mary Mammoliti! She relates how she learned to cope with degenerative vision loss, detached from anxiety by practising cognitive behavioural therapy, and how her kitchen helped bolster a joyful and empowered new outlook.
22 minutes | Mar 9, 2022
Winter Catch Up with Mary and Matt
With restaurants open and closed and travel off the table, new experiences are hard to come by, but Mary says a return to comforting classics is her cure for dried-out creativity. Show producers Mary and Matt catch up on a winter's worth of their culinary exploits, plus lessons learned from over 100 episodes of Kitchen Confession!
24 minutes | Feb 23, 2022
Cut for Time with Producer Matt
What do MTV Awards, antiquing, and tea infused chocolate have in common? They were all topics savagely cut from recent episodes by our editor and co-producer, Matt Agnew. He shares those deleted scenes and more on our Cut for Time feature.
25 minutes | Feb 9, 2022
Poached Pear Strudel with Alexa Jovanovich
Alexa Jovanovich is a fashion designer and the creator of Aille Design. Her brand puts a big statement in the hands of blind and low vision shoppers with pieces that artfully display descriptive and uplifting phrases in braille bead-work. And, while Alexa claims not to be a culinary virtuoso, she shares an indulgent use of fine Niagara ice wine plus some of her favourite Chicago eats!
22 minutes | Jan 26, 2022
Liver Pâté with Nancy Kee
Nancy Kee was an early adopter of the sourdough craze, already nurturing a mother dough before the bored bakers of 2020 wandered into the kitchen. She took a baking class and learned that plastic was the worst way to store her new artisan loaves so she created the Keeki Bag; a linen drawstring bag with a beeswax lining that keeps the crumb soft and fresh for days longer. Nancy launched Keeki Co to share her invention with the masses when she noticed the hobby spike in popularity during the pandemic.
28 minutes | Jan 12, 2022
Spiced Shakshuka with Dr. Nate Wood
Dr. Nate Wood is a resident physician, health media expert and trained chef. This jack-of-all-trades shares how savoury daydreams drove him to sneak off to culinary school in the midst of his medical training. Plus, Nate tells us how his cooking technique changed after developing anosmia.
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