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5 things our food editors love this month

From a healthy green smoothie to the latest vegetable of the month, these are the items that have our food editors excited right now!
5 things our food editors love this month

Food News Sept 2014

Pretty pots

Le Creuset's enameled cast iron pots are kitchen staples. Now those same iconic pans are available in stainless steel. Stay-cool handles, dripless pouring rims and vented lids make the pieces practical and user-friendly as well as gorgeous - and lighter too!

Chef's saucier pan, $220, Le Creuset.

le creusetChef's saucier pan, Le Creuset.

Thai at home

When author Leela Punyaratabandhu moved from Bangkok to Chicago, her mom sent over her own treasured cookbooks, so her daughter wouldn't forget what Thai food tastes like. With this new book Punyaratabandhu uses modern updates on her mom's classics so readers can easily recreate Thai dishes at home. Try her Pork Satay and Chicken-Ginger Stir Fry.

Simple Thai Food, Leela Punyaratabandhu, $29.

Thai at homeSimple Thai Food, Leela Punyaratabandhu.

Vegetable of the month

If you've walked by this pale green vegetable, go back! Vegetable marrow is related to zucchini and other summer squash and has a similar taste and texture. Common in British and Italian recipes, it's easy to grow in Canada and tastes delicious when simply seasoned and quickly fried. We love it in crispy marrow fritters with feta, garlic-sautéed marrow and more.

squashVegetable marrow. (Photo, Jose Carlos Pires Pereira.)

Sweet trend

Beloved Canadian maple syrup has been enjoying a moment with hip food lovers (think maple-bacon anything). But the current concern for our planet's honeybees has brought on a new admiration for honey. Try a new, locally-harvested variety. We love dark buckwheat honey, especially in our favourite grilled cheese sandwich.

honeycombPhoto, Brian Hagiwara/Getty Images.

Owl and Goose green juice smoothie

Step aside, juice; smoothies are taking over the green drink market. Devotees love that smoothies use the entire fruit and veg, so the natural fiber is retained, making the drinks even more nutritious. Companies like Toronto's Owl & Goose carefully blend organic kale, chard, pear, lemon, ginger and apple to create deliciously balanced concoctions to get your day started off on a tasty, healthy note.

Smoothie, $8, Owl & Goose.

green goodnessOwl and Goose green juice smoothie. (Photo, Erik Putz.)


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