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—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 »

The Food Challenge

Two weeks ago, I challenged my three kids to think of a country they would like to visit.  I further instructed them to choose a few dishes that we could cook, which would allow us to explore some of the culture unique to that country. My youngest, who is six, said she wanted to try… Read more »

Black Bean Burgers

Hello, all you self isolationist fellow students, Chef Corey here again with another weekly recipe.  My past recipes have been relatively carb-heavy; this week, I’ve decided on vegetarian options.  I’ve been tweaking a few recipes I’ve seen for a black bean burger.  Last summer I was finally able to make it and have it taste… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Saturday Pancakes

Every Saturday, my family and I have made pancakes. We’ve done this for at least eight years.  This recipe is tried and true and never fails.  We usually weigh some of the ingredients, but I’ve changed it for measurement.  I hope you enjoy them as much as we have!!   Saturday Pancakes Prep time: 15… Read more »

Homemade is Better—Friday Night Pizza

For five years my family has eaten pizza on Fridays.  We make it because there is something about homemade pizza, it just has a better quality to it.  And its cheap!  Anyone can make pizza.  With a few ingredients, some time, and some patience you will be rewarded with a restaurant experience at home! If… Read more »