Chef Dez

On Cooking: Is regular table salt acceptable for cooking?

From sea to Himalayan pink, salt is playing a larger role in our culinary choices.

On Cooking: Guinness beef stew for St. Patrick

An amusing way to recognize St. Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland.

On Cooking: Aphrodisiacs for Feb. 14th

The first ingredient that comes to mind is chocolate, and I am certain that many will agree.

Stuffed for Super Bowl

How to make creamy stuffed mushrooms for your Super Bowl party.

On Cooking: Better to make black bean soup

The rewards are much greater if you make your own soup from scratch, says Maple Ridge chef.

On Cooking: Staying on track in 2017

I will be the first to say that my job has the occupational hazard of constant food sampling.

Chef Dez: Tall father to ‘lump it’ at BBQ

Tell father to lump itAlthough men have been assigned the stereotype of…

Chef Dez: Rubs don’t have to be difficult

Rubs don’t have to be “rubbed” onto meat. A simply dredging or…

Chef Dez: Nutrition is not dull

Healthy eating food guides recommend that we, as adults, should be eating…

Chef Dez: Nutrition is not dull, part 2

In part 1 Chef Dez offered tips to get more fruits and…

Cooking in Langley: Friend or Foe? Garlic history friendly

As I am a chef, I am certain that you will think…

Cooking in Langley: Grill up Creole halibut pouches for mom

Creole halibut pouched for BBQSpring is always an indicator of halibut season,…

Chef Dez Cooking in Langley: F-word important ingredient in home kitchens

Hard-nosed Chef Gordon Ramsey has enthralled many in his repeated seasons of…