Holiday Food & Drink 2012: The Art of the Feast
Eight Toronto chefs. Eight festive recipes. One great big not-so-traditional
A good holiday dinner should tug at your nostalgia strings, which often means sticking to decades-old rituals—for better (the turkey must come from Vince Gasparro’s because that’s where Mom got it) or for worse (that carrot-and-cabbage Jell-O mould jiggling at the edge of the table). To update this year’s spread, while still pleasing your tradition-loving inner child (and your relatives), we asked a group of top Toronto chefs for modern twists on classic dishes. And, because every holiday gathering goes down better with booze, we asked Toronto Life’s wine critic for the best bottles to pair with everything. Their efforts, collected here, deliver a homey holiday feast fit for 2012.