Posts By: Karl Low

Chef Corey

My name is Corey, I’m a student in Business Management. Before coming to AU I worked in the food industry. I graduated from NAIT’s Culinary Art’s program in 2007 with a diploma in cooking. I have my journeyman certificate, Red Seal, and Blue Seal. I have worked in restaurants, hotels, golf courses, and coffee shops. These days I’m a stay at home parent to three kids, 10-year-old twins and a 6-year-old. My wife works as an RN and program manager at the Stollery Hospital.

Homemade is Better—German Potato Salad

To continue with the grilling season meals, today, we are going to talk Potato Salad. It’s a hit or miss salad for most, but have you ever tried warm potato salad?  I add a little something extra to this one, and it made a difference for me! In my article about accordion potatoes, I had… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Smoked Pulled Pork

I teased this recipe on my Facebook page a few weeks ago while I was cooking it.  A few years ago, my wife bought me a stand-up smoker for Christmas.  I have used this smoker so many times over the years and smoked a handful of different items in it.  Some have been great; some… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Perfect Steak

It is getting nicer outside as summer approaches, and warm weather means its time to get your grill on! May was the right mix of warm, hot, and fresh, at least for Edmonton it was, but June is finally here.    So, for all you home cooks who don’t have the confidence to cook a great… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Creamy Coleslaw

Coleslaw is always better the next day, but, in our house, we rarely make coleslaw days ahead.  So this is a bit of a cheater recipe.  We adapted this recipe from a few other recipes we’ve seen, and my wife and I make it slightly different from each other.  For example, she likes to add… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Accordion Potatoes

Fun fact about potatoes I once learned while watching a favourite celebrity chef.  Potatoes are a member of the nightshade family, and 99% of all potatoes are descendants of a variety grown in Peru.  Potatoes were modified in so many ways that today there are about 4,000 varieties.   Most potatoes fall into the categories of… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Spaghetti and Meatballs

Happy belated Mother’s Day to all of you Mother’s out there. I realize its after the fact in saying this, but I made sure to remember to honour my wife, albeit some of it last minute.  As a chef I used to work would say, “typical male.” For Mother’s Day we made sure that my… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Grilling Season & Burgers

It’s grilling season! You can smell it in the air on a hot weekend, someone cooking on their outdoor grill.  I call it grilling for two reasons.  One, grilling is a high heat, a quick outdoor cooking method where we sear grill marks into our food.  And two, BBQ (which we sometimes use interchangeably with… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Pico de Gallo & Guacamole

Merry May readers, may the 4th be with you, happy Cinco De Mayo, and watch out for revenge of the 6th!  Some Star Wars humour for you there as I am, after all, a dad, and need to get the occasional dad joke in.  For this week, I had planned on writing about the sourdough… Read more »

Homemade is Better – Pao de Queijo (cheese bread)

This past week I had chosen to make food from Brazil.  My main dish was supposed to be a stew with a variety of different meats in it, but for whatever reason it was difficult to find the meats at my local grocery store and a related large chain store.  I was still able to… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Chicken Kiev

As I’ve mentioned before, I challenged my wife and kids to come up with recipes from other countries.  This past week it was my oldest daughter’s turn.  She had chosen Russia, so we researched a few items to make.  She decided to make cabbage rolls and Herring salad.  None of us have ever had herring… Read more »