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Charlottetown: Best Place In Canada To Find Indian Butter Chicken

Posted on 12 November 2019

The Fall Flavours Festival is a five-week food fest in Prince Edward Island (PEI) that should interest anyone who not only loves food but enjoys meeting new people and learning new recipes. So, during a visit to Canada’s Food Island, once again I unravelled a true gem in Charlottetown. The Indian butter chicken I ate in Charlottetown is still the best one I’ve had in my visits to fabulou ...

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The German who baked what may be the world’s best Pretzels

Posted on 01 July 2019

In the tiny Bavarian town of Dachsbach, Arnd Erbel bakes pretzels and pretzel breads the old-fashioned way. Germany may not have plenty of sunshine but grains such as rye and spelt tend to thrive well in Germany compared to other European countries. Thanks to these grains, Germany has been named a world power for the production of various types of breads.The wheat-based breads remained in ...

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PEI's Fall Flavours Festival Fails On Multiculturalism and Youth Participation

Posted on 27 June 2019

PEI's Fall Flavours Festival is a great concept and would be a fabulous opportunity to showcase cultural diversity along with new culinary trends like "street food", healthy dining alternatives and allergy sensitivity which is part of a youthful face to restaurants scenes right across Canada.  These include the growing diversity and youthful energy of Charlottetown's own restauran ...

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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 ...