Kathleen Sloan-McIntosh

Kathleen Sloan-McIntosh
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The normally serene town of Bayfield heats up for three days in August for a progressive jazz festival sponsored by the Black Dog Pub and Bistro. Musicians play a the pub other times of year, too. This year some are Billy the Kid, Melissa McClelland, and Luke Doucet.

Kathleen's Featured Recipe
Chinese Baby Back Ribs

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Kathleen Sloan-McIntosh, cookbook writer and recipe developer, owns the Black Dog Village Pub and Bistro in Bayfield, Ontario, with her husband, Ted. They also own The Black Dog Pantry, a specialty food shop. Both businesses sit on the main street in downtown Bayfield. The pub is located in an old, restored building built circa 1850.


Kathleen is the author of several cookbooks, including 300 Best Potato Recipes; 100 Best Grilling Recipes: BBQ Food from Around the Word; Simply the Best: Food and Wine from Ontario’s Finest Inns; New Celtic Cooking; and A Year in Niagara: the People and Food of Wine Country.


Kathleen prides herself on running a “true Canadian establishment” and offers a comprehensive list of single malt and Irish whiskeys.


Kathleen and Ted live in Bayfield, Ontario. Not surprisingly, they have a black Labrador retriever called Danny. Her website is


Latest Recipes

Chicken with Olives

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Pan-Fried Sweet Potatoes with Gremolata

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New Australian Grilled Chicken

Over the next few years, I think North Americans (and indeed the rest of the world) are going to become more and more interested in the A...

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Twice-Baked Jacket Potato

In the U.K., jacket potatoes - a.k.a baked potatoes - are a huge lunchtime favorite. They are sold in pubs, at outdoor market stalls and ...

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Veal Shanks with Red Wine Sauce

This version of the classic osso buco is hearty, rich and red a delicious result of the wine in which it is cooked. Serve with soft pol...

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Carolina Sweet Potato Pie

I once knew a family of Carolinians who moved from the South to New York City many years ago. No doubt because of their Southern roots, t...

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Piedmont Peppers

Within this simple preparation resides the essence of rustic Italian cooking startlingly fresh ingredients, simply paired and quickly pu...

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Sauteed Fingerlings with Asparagus & Mint

Potato recipes aren't just for fall and winter anymore! These Sauteed Fingerlings with Asparagus and Mint are a refreshing side dish that works so well in spring and summer. You don't need any complicated and unhealthy sauces to make this fingerling potato recipe stand out - the fresh flavors of mint and asparagus speak for themselves. This would be a great side dish to bring to an outdoor barbecue or a family party, but you can make it any night of the week for an easy vegetable dish that everyone loves.

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Beef & Wild Mushrooms in Stout with Champ

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Souvlaki with Lemon Potatoes

Fans of restaurant-style Greek souvlaki and lemony spuds will go for this easy dish in a big way. Make it on the barbecue on a hot summer...

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The Nacho Wedge

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Frites à la Kingsmill

Potatoes fried in fat speak to the hedonist in all of us. Speaking of hedonists, my good friend David Kingsmill, fellow food hound and th...

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Grand Marnier Grilled Oranges

This is one of those “WOW!” desserts — incredibly easy and incredibly good. It was kindly brought to my attention by David Taylor, market...

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Basil Aïoli

Make a batch of wonderfully easy Basil Aïoli as a classic accompaniment to these great frites.

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Sicilian Eggplant Relish Caponata

A tradition in Sicily where eggplant is ubiquitous, caponata is an incredibly versatile vegetable dish and perhaps the finest example of ...

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White Beans with Tomato

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Fish Stew

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Venetian Sole

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Umbrian-Style Chicken

Here is a thoroughly delicious method of roasting chicken with an uncomplicated, yet unusual, fennel and potato stuffing and lots of soft...

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Sausages with Grapes

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Bolognese Sauce

Years ago I lived in a tiny bedsitter in the north London district of Muswell Hill, where I recall subsisting mostly on risotto, Leiceste...

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Spring Risotto

The vegetables used here can be varied according to availability but should always include tiny new peas.

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Orecchiette with Rapini

Orecchiette —“little ears”—are the traditional pasta in the southern Italian region of Apulia. There are a number of good commercial bran...

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Tuscan Garlic Tomato Bread

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