It’s okay to be unpopular as long as your food tastes good.

When I was a kid, my Grandfather used to tell us the story of when monosodium glutamate (MSG) became available to his Chinese restaurant.

At the time, restaurateurs heralded the arrival of MSG as a sort of culinary Gold Rush. A back-alley dealer would come through the restaurant and sell…


Here are 2 recipes that you can use to save the day.

How many times have you tried to answer the age-old question,
“What’s for dinner, honey?”

If you don’t have a plan or time to bust out a cookbook to reverse engineer a meal, what’s a quick fix? …


2 secrets to achieve a smoky flavor without any smoke.

Some of the tastiest food comes from charcoal BBQs and smokers because they add wood smoke. When woods like applewood, cherry, mesquite, oak, or hickory are burned, they emit flavourful smoke. And when this smoke is paired with meat and vegetables, magic happens.

But what can you do if you…


Here’s a secret you may not have considered.

2020 has been a fiery crucible testing the mettle of leaders all around the globe. Nearly every industry has been affected by the spread of COVID-19.

Senior leaders shouldered with the reality of downsizing have seen individuals on their teams accept greater responsibility due to layoffs.

What impact has COVID-19…


Take your grilling to the next level.

Have you ever been to a BBQ where someone served you pink chicken? It’s more than a faux pas — it’s an insult!

Cooking on a grill isn’t rocket science, but dialing in your grilling routine will set you apart from the rest.

I have been grilling for many years…


Let’s change the way we think about cooking.

As a ball of dough ferments away on my counter I can’t help but imagine the taste of the soft, pillowy focaccia it is destined to become.

How can it be that mixing simple ingredients like flour, water, salt, and yeast can result in something so magical?

It’s all about…

Chris Kong

A consummate foodie with a love for his family and interesting food experiences. Chris holds an MA in Leadership, and is an avid home cook. chriskong.ca

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