Calgary executive chef offers tips for cooking with cannabis

Move over hash brownies — how about cannabis-infused lemon vinaigrette?

Recreational marijuana is expected to become legal this summer, and Canadians are looking at different ways to use it.

Calgary chef John Michael MacNeil has some creative ideas.

The former executive chef of Teatro and The Belvedere is a master of molecular gastronomy — and also a medical marijuana permit holder.

MacNeil appeared on CBC Radio’s The Homestretch on Friday, ahead of this weekend’s Cannabis and Hemp Expo at Stampede Park, where he’ll be sharing tips and techniques for infusing cannabis into culinary creations.

Below is an abridged version of that conversation.

Q: A lot of people are familiar with hash brownies, but are there a lot of different ways to bake or cook with marijuana?

A: Absolutely. Anywhere you could use a type of

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