Christmas Season/ Baking Cookies/ Gifts

Christmas season is my favourite time of the year. It’s a time of celebration, and what better way to celebrate with homemade Christmas cookies, such as sugar cookies, and Ginger cookies for one. Another way to enjoy Christmas is by purchasing my themed cookbook “ Canadian Recipes of the Great White North” ; It’s a…

Christmas Gingerbread House Dough

I am so excited Christmas 2022 is just around the corner. Its always been my favourite time of the year. This year I’m going to attempt to make and build a Cathedral style Gingerbread House from scratch. It will be in four separate phases, starting with making the Christmas Gingerbread House Dough – Construction strength….

Cooking Turkey Breast for Smaller Family

This morning I had an awesome question from a dear friend from Italy. She wanted to know how to cook just the turkey breast instead of the whole bird. Awesome question V ! I noticed a lot of couples are asking this same question. Head over to your local butcher or favourite Supermarket and pick…

Make Banquet Style Turkey Stuffing

Make Banquet Style Turkey Stuffing by Chef Bari / October 2022 How to Make Banquet Roll Stuffing by Canadian Recipes of the Great White North. Chefs across North America use this well-known procedure in making turkey stuffing for Thanksgiving and Christmas Banquets. Here’s a family (smaller) version that you can make in your home for…

Brand New Theme for Chef Bari

Good Evening to all my Foodies, Chef Mode and Recipe Followers! I’m super excited to introduce my new WordPress Theme for Chef Bari. It’s my hope you’ll find the new Theme easier to navigate and have fun searching for all the tasty recipes I have in store for you. With that note — you can…

New Book Release

New Book Release for 2022 I am pleased to announce my new book release for September 2022. It’s unusual for a Chef to write a science-fiction book, but here I am, introducing : BLACK ANGELS by Bari Marcus Anthony “Drug addict war hero seeks revenge for brother’s death, risking his crew in a mining expedition…

Fresh Lobster Neptune

Hi Guys ! Chef Bari here — my weekend recipe is fresh Lobster Neptune. We had the opportunity to visit Nova Scotia this August 2022 ; what an amazing adventure travelling through the Canadian Province of Nova Scotia. A six hour flight to Halifax, a night over to recoup and then off on a road…

BBQ TOMAHAWK STEAKS

BBQ Tomahawk Steaks w/ Smoker BBQ Hey Guys ! Chef Bari here. Just came back from a wonderful trip to Yarmouth Nova Scotia. First timer visiting Eastern Canada, and I must say, the Canadian Acadian Culture in Nova Scotia is indeed a plus. We had the opportunity to visit the Historic Acadian Village in southern…

Travelling Chef Bari

Hey There Travellers! Most people enjoy travelling to a vacation spot, be it camping, local or International. Whatever is your oasis, it’s a great way to recharge, before getting back into the grind. As a chef, my profession requires time out, in order to deal with the long hours in the hospitality industry. Our first…

Traditional Italian Meatballs

In Italy, if you ask for Spaghetti and meatballs, you’ll get a puzzled look. However, if you’re in the Abruzzo Region of Italy 🇮🇹, you’ll be pleased you can order “ Chitarrine alla Teramana”. This is the closest you’ll find to Spaghetti and Meatballs. Grandpa Tony was from Abruzzo Region, therefore, “Chitarrine alla Teramana “…

Traditional Pizza and Pasta Types

Ever since I can remember, my Grandpa Tony Varze (born in the Abruzzo Region of Southern Italy) taught me the traditional Italian cuisine. Pizza wasn’t any different. Most specifically how Pizza toppings are so different then North American Pizza. Authentic Pizza Dough Recipe— Click Here Grandpa Tony taught me these classics : 1. Margherita Pizza…

Salmon Wellington

Salmon Wellington is the simplest way to impress your guests at your next dinner engagement event. Watch my video with step by step method — Ingredients: 4-5 oz portion of Salmon per guest 4 – 5 oz portion of individual Salmon per guest – fresh 6 inch X 6 inch square piece of Puff Pastry…

Medals and Accomplishments – Chef Bari

CHEF BARI PERSONAL RESUME —- Thank you for stopping by and your interest in Chef Bari. I’m retired from the hospitality field, however I had a full filled career as an certified Red Seal Executive to Personal Chef working at the finest Resort Hotels and Private Clubs across Alberta and British Columbia for 20 years….

Pasta cremosa di Pollo con Parmigiano Reggiano

This evening I made my grandfather’s Italian dish : “ Pasta cremosa di Pollo con Parmigiano Reggiano” my grandfather introduced to me when I was a young boy. Nonno ( Grandpa) was born in Corropoli, Italy. In English terms, Grandpa Tony signature dish is : Creamy Chicken Pasta with Parmigiana Reggiano . It’s closely related…

How to : Individual Beef Tenderloin

Beef Wellington is indeed an impressive gourmet selection for New Years Eve / or Day. It’s also a great way to impress your loved one during Valentines Day too. In fact, any big celebration is for sure a MUST to IMPRESS. With NEW YEARS EVE heading into 2022 – what better way to enjoy your…

Coconut Cream Hazelnut Truffles

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups of unsweetened coconut 1/2 cup ( dry cup) of white chocolate chips 1/4 cup of coconut milk 3 teaspoons of sugar 1/2 cup of hazelnuts 1/2 cup of ground unsweetened coconut for rolling truffles 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup of 33 % Whipping Cream ( liquid) Just so…

Christmas Ginger Sparklers

Chewy Ginger Sparklers are my kind of cookies compare to Ginger Snaps. Get your kids involved in making this delicious treat. My kids would roll them by hand for me.  Ingredients: • 3/4 cup Butter, (You can use margarine if you like) • 1 cup White sugar • 1 Egg • 1/4 cup Molasses Dry…

The Story Behind Canadian Recipes of the Great White North

Creating Canadian Recipes of the Great White North, its been asked many times,” What was your inspiration?” There really isn’t any quick answer. Maybe you’ll stick around to hear the answer to this burning question. You know me as a chef, but I’m so much more then my profession dictates in the real world. When…

Christmas Season 2021

Hey All Foodie Lovers — Chef Bari here. Thought to mention a few things before the Christmas Season rush. First and foremost I would like to express my gratitude to all the Healthcare Workers who have worked so hard during these strange times, providing care to the sick. As well, shout out and thank you…

Homemade Cream of Tomato w/ Fresh Tomatoes

September in Canada our gardens are producing more tomatoes 🍅 then we can eat. Therefore we have some wonderful options, from canning, freezing to ( my favourite) making cream of tomato soup from scratch. Join me as I make Homemade Cream of Tomato Soup from scratch with fresh tomatoes 🍅. Ingredients: 12 Fresh of Frozen…

Pickling Jalapeños

In September I enjoy getting my Jalapeños ready for canning. Pickled Jalapeños are great on Nachos, of course 😉 . Don’t worry, this procedure is the easier method then the old canning process, as well, your Jalapeños will still have a nice bite to then. Just like you bought them at the supermarket. You’ll need…

Creamy Glazed Heavenly Light Donuts Recipe

Creamy Glazed Heavenly Light Donuts Recipe by Chef Bari I had so much fun making these wonderful tasty treats. Creamy glazed heavenly light donuts that simply melt-in-your-mouth. They clearly remind me of Krispy Donuts. Fresh and delicious!  Please enjoy my YouTube Channel with a step-by-step procedure in making these yummy donut treats.  Dry Ingredients:  2…

Creme Almond Banana Anglaise Pie ( WW STYLE)

In the last year as a Chef I’ve decided to eat healthier so I can feel better about myself. Overweight is NOT fun. It’s been a long year with WeightWatchers ( WW) however I lost 53 lbs so far. I’m always trying out new healthier recipes and make sure it’s well TESTED before I share…

Texas Style Bomboloni Spudnuts

Texas Style Bomboloni Spudnuts filled with Nutella and whip cream are a wonderful Christmas treat for the whole family. A Bomboloni is an Italian filled doughnut eaten as a continental breakfast or dessert throughout any occasion.  A Spudnut is a American creation by two brothers, Bob and Al Pelton from Salt Lake City. They began…

Super Quick Meals

Are you in a rush ? The typical scenario is your coming home late from work or the kids are having an event at school and you’re rushed to make a hot meal. Normally you would head to the closest fast-food drive-through to order your dinner. You know it’s not nutritious and causes an unbalanced…

Smoked Salmon Breakfast

Good Morning— Chef Bari here . Another healthy easy meal edition to prepare. This morning I made myself an easy healthy breakfast anyone can make; smoked salmon w/ light cream cheese on English Muffins, capers, fresh chopped onions and squeezed fresh lemon and garnish on top. Please Note : Capers, cream cheese and fresh sweet…