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A Trip to Tofino and Mussels with Tomato, Red Wine & Chorizo

A Trip to Tofino and Mussels with Tomato, Red Wine & Chorizo

Serves 2 as a main; 4 as an appetizer

We’re going surfin’…in Tofino”.  For those who are unfamiliar, these are lyrics from (and the name of) a song by the Montreal-based ska-punk band, The Planet Smashers. They are also words commonly uttered by many BC residents, as Tofino is a popular weekend getaway for West Coast dwellers. Brett and I try to get there a couple of times a year, and today’s post is inspired by our most recent trip in early February...

 

The 9th Day of Christmas: Naturally Leavened French Country Bread

The 9th Day of Christmas: Naturally Leavened French Country Bread

Flour, salt, water. These three simple ingredients are a culinary wonder in their ability to be transformed into bread with a perfectly crisp exterior and a soft, chewy interior. Today’s post features authentic French bread, courtesy of James Beard award winner, and proprietor of Tartine Bakery & Café in San Francisco, chef Chad Robertson.

You may be familiar with Robertson’s, now multiple, cookbooks. In recent years his first book, Tartine Bread, developed somewhat of a cult following. In it Robertson eloquently and simply explains ...