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…

Meatballs

Porcupine Meatballs shouts out Comfort Food and it’s prefect during the cold Canadian winters we experience each and every year.  I know what you’re thinking 🤔 Is this ground meat from an actual porcupine?  Answer is : NO  I’m not sure where the term originally came from, but it’s definitely NOT porcupine meat.  Got its…

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…

My Italian heritage and Abruzzo Region of Southern Italy

Even though I was born in Canada, my Mom and Grandfather were born in the Abruzzo Region of Southern Italy.  My grandfather, Tony Varze decided to move to Canada to start his own Olive Oil business (imported from Abruzzo Region).  My great grandmother taught her son, Tony Varze the family secret tomato gravy recipe (aka…

Chicken Chasseur

One of the easiest quick dishes to make for your family or that special someone is Chicken Breast Chasseur. Chasseur sauce is a fancy name for “Hunters”. So easy French-style cooking that will surely impress your guests. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of grapeseed oil ( grapeseed oil has a higher cooking temperature and won’t break down…

Easy Banana Bread – Chef Bari

Who doesn’t love Banana Bread ? Once every month I prepare Banana Bread, just like everyone else, looking to use up over-ripe bananas 🍌. Beyond popular belief, making Banana Bread is the easiest baking possible. See one of the best Recipes not using any milk, whatsoever ! On top of that is nice and fluffy…

BBQ Pulled Pork by Chef Bari

What’s for Sunday Dinner ? How about Pull Pork with BBQ sauce on a Bun, with Lyonnaise sliced Potatoes and Butternut Squash by Chef Bari. You may also prepare it for Monday evening dinners too, if you prepare 24 hours in advance. Sunday’s are usually the day we try to get together as a family….

THE NORTH AMERICAN APPLE PIE INITIATIVE For PEACE

Who doesn’t love Apple Pie ? I like to call my baking creation ” The North American Apple Pie for World Peace by Chef Bari” I would like to thank all my new followers in the past month and truly appreciate my fans, who are encouraged into cooking by using my free recipes and my…

Old Fashion Apple Pie

You’ve heard the old saying before,” As American as Apple Pie” Well, this time it’s “O Canada, it’s time to make Apple Pie.”  I’m not sure why, but I always get this urge to make an Apple Pie in December- Go figure! My Apple Pie by Chef Bari is using the 7-Up Pie Crust version,…

Slow Cook Ribs – Dry Oven Method

There are many methods of cooking ribs, either on the BBQ, pre-boil technique or the one I preferred, slow roasted oven baked ribs.  Slow cook Ribs using the dry oven method will produce tender, fall-off-the-bone ribs you usually pay for ( a lot!) at say Tony Roma’s. I used to go to Tony Roma’s for…