Chef Dez

Cooking in Langley: Chez Dez on the salt of the earth

When is it okay to use regular table salt in dishes and when should you dig out the fancy stuff?

Cooking in Langley: Food enhances ‘ the mood’

Langley Advance columnist Chef Dez offers some ideas for how to snag a lover's heart, via the tastebuds and stomach.

COOKING IN LANGLEY: Staying on track with New Year’s resolutions

Advance columnist and culinary instructor Chef Dez offers some advise for eating healthier in 2017.

Langley Advance culinary columnist shares eggnog recipe

Home made eggnog can be tricky but rewarding.

Cooking in Langley: Try grilling flank steak for Father’s Day

Chef Dez offers a lesson on how to grill flank steak, an underrated cut of meat.

Cooking in Langley: Remembering Mom, and her cooking

Mother’s Day is approaching, and it is not only a day to…

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…

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,…

F-word an important ingredient

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

Chef Dez Cooking in Langley: Reduce food waste and save money

According to the American Heritage Dictionary the phrase, “waste not, want not,”…

Country FUNdraiser at Langley Events Centre boosts Basics for Babies

Sunday’s Basics for Babies charity event at the Langley Events Centre aims…

Chef Dez Cooking in Langley: Polenta an Italian substitute for pasta

If you have cornmeal in your pantry, it is probably the residual…

Chef Dez Cooking in Langley: Quick breads named for their convenience

 Some of the simplest baking products to make are quick breads. Quick…

Chef Dez Cooking in Langley: Marinate, sear, season, and rub to fuel better meat flavours

For many of us, meat is an important part of our daily…

Chef Dez Cooking in Langley: Cookbooks inspiration at our fingertips

One of the oddest couples I have ever met was after one…

Chef Dez Cooking in Langley: Try cranberries

Thanksgiving dinnerPumpkin pie is a traditional Thanksgiving dessert, but many options are…

Chef Dez on Cooking: Melons and summer go hand-in-mouth

A favourite food to help fight summer heat is chilled slices of…

Chef Dez on Cooking: Cherries fine fruit for summer fare

Summer is a wonderful time of the year, with abundance of fresh…