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Celebrating healthy bodies with food

Posted on 31 March 2019

(NC) Eighty percent of people who go on a diet to lose weight gain it back. But weight is complex, so instead of starting the next fad diet, try committing to a healthy body. It is important to understand that health comes in all shapes and sizes and that while extra weight is generally associated with an unhealthy lifestyle, that’s not always the case. The lifestyle we live, in ...

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5 tips for eating like a local

Posted on 31 March 2019

(NC) Whether we’re away for a few days, weeks or months, many of us want to truly immerse ourselves in a culture when we travel. One great way to do this is through food. Do your research. Before you leave, take some time to dig through travel books, blogs and websites to see what experts and fellow visitors recommend. Some popular spots might require a reservation, so it ...

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Montreal: Quebec Cooking Socials Brings Together Home Cooks on April 13th

Posted on 17 March 2019

Do you like to cook or bake or want to learn how to cook or bake in order to impress your significant other, family or friends?

Or, are you seeking to improve your cooking skills?

Or do you want to learn about uniquely Québec-style cuisine?

Or are you a "cooking voyeur" who likes to go to cooking demos or restaurants with open kitchens and then dine afterwards?

Québec ...

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Ottawa: Learn How To Cook Jamaican Jerk Chicken on April 7th

Posted on 17 March 2019

I have arranged for a Jamaican Chef to teach us how to prepare a delicious Jamaican Jerk Chicken Dinner which also includes rice and peas; Jamaican-style banana bread and other potential surprises.

This is a SPECIAL EVENT for Ottawa Caribbean Cooking Socials on Meetup.

I plan to arrange for other such specially hosted cook & dine events based upon how many members support ...

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Ottawa Caribbean Cooking Socials Kicks-Off

Posted on 17 March 2019

Do you live in the Ottawa area and what to learn or upgrade your skills in cooking Caribbean food?
Ottawa Caribbean Cooking Socials may be just the group for you. They seek to bring together members who share an interest in diverse Caribbean cuisine and who would either like to learn or further their cooking and/or baking skills in Caribbean cuisine.
They will host diverse cooking ...

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Pouding Chômeur : Where to Get The Best in Ottawa-Gatineau

Posted on 23 February 2019

When I first had moved to Ottawa from Toronto I discovered one of Québec's best kept secrets from people in much of Ontario.  That "secret" is called 'cabane à sucre'.  This is a Quebec style maple sugar shack which is nothing like the maple sugar shacks of Ontario.
The typical maple sugar shack in Ontario consists of little more than pancakes with some maple syru ...

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Taste something different during the holidays

Posted on 21 December 2018

(NC) From ham to homemade pie, from turkey to tasty desserts, holiday recipes are some of the best treats on the food calendar. But they can also get repetitive and wasteful. Mix it up this year with popular Canadian chef Chuck Hughes. He has some colourful twists on holiday classics, with recipes that use the leftovers and help you cut down food waste. Try one for yourself: Glazed ...

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Sugar, spice and everything nice with gingerbread cookie bars

Posted on 21 December 2018

(NC) You can’t beat traditional treats during the holiday season, and there’s nothing quite as classic as gingerbread. From elaborately decorated gingerbread houses to crisp gingersnaps, there are many ways to enjoy the slightly spiced and cozy flavour. These scrumptious bars combine two traditional holiday treats – gingerbread and cookie bars – to create a mouthwatering bite perf ...

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Bars in Montréal are Using Food Scraps to Create Dessert Cocktails

Posted on 30 October 2018

A group of bars in Montreal have figured out new ways to avoid food wastage and cut back on production cost by using one fruit in about four to five different ways before finally throwing it out. “We zest the grapefruit, juice it, boil the carcass for a cordial, then we dehydrate it and make a garnish with it, and we can blitz it in a blender to make a grapefruit-infused salt.” Said ...

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Ottawa Wine and Food Festival 2018 has been Cancelled

Posted on 29 October 2018

Ottawa Wine and Food Festival, scheduled to hold this year on Nov. 2 to 4, has been cancelled. This year’s event was to be held at the EY Centre on Uplands Drive close to the Ottawa International Airport and would have marked the 33 years’ anniversary for the festival which entertains Ottawa’s food and beverage fans every year, says a report on Ottawa Citizen Posts on the festival ...