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Suck the head, pinch the tail: crawfish boil in Texas.

As soon as we entered our friend’s backyard, the whiff of Cajun spices hit me. I peeked into the tubs of the rather menacing creatures, all 90 lbs of them. Inside the cauldron, a spicy brew of spices steamed and…

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Posted by: on Thursday, May 19th, 2011
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Savory Summer Watermelon Salad Recipe

Playing around with contrasting ingredients to create unlikely flavours  riles me up. I love it when my guests look hesitantly at their plates at first, then burst out saying “wow, I never thought that would work”…

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Posted by: on Thursday, May 19th, 2011
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Demystifying Chinese New Year treats + laughing sesame ball cookie recipe

Chinese (or Lunar) New Year is the most important festival in China and it is also celebrated throughout many Asian countries. It’s a time for family reunion, which also means indulging in a lot of scrumptious food.…

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Posted by: on Monday, January 31st, 2011
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Deep Fried Everything at State Fair of Texas [Video]

So I was thinking, of all places to visit in the US, what’s the most unlikely spot for me to take a vacation? Or better yet, where would I experience the most culture shock? Why, Dallas Texas sounds shocking enough…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, October 26th, 2010
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Most Creative Food Stop-Motion Videos

Shooting video ain’t easy. Editing is even harder. Thank goodness for a good production team. Every once in a while, a video catches my eye and captures my heart. While I obviously love food food food, food videos…

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Posted by: on Thursday, June 17th, 2010
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Secret Sausage Maker’s Tragic Start

I received an anonymous tip on Twitter about a mysterious sausage maker in an unlikely location. To my knowledge, the workshop is completely hidden from view and is owned and operated by an oldschool 5th generation…

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Posted by: on Friday, May 14th, 2010
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Spot Prawns on Rainbow Radish and Fiddlehead Salad

I typically never shop at Granville Island Public Market on the weekend because it is jam packed with browsers and tourists. After Spot Prawn Fest, I needed groceries so I reluctantly entered the gourmet vortex of…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, May 11th, 2010
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Sea Urchin Ice Cream on Foie Gras Rice Pudding, Truffle Caramel Corn

Pairing the salty and sweet is no longer enough for serious dessert lovers. Salted caramels? yawn. Using salt alone to heighten flavours is old news for refined palettes. Umami is the newly crowned flavour to dominate the…

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Posted by: on Thursday, April 1st, 2010
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Modern Tapas, yes! Shopping, no – Santa Caterina Market in Barcelona

I’m sure you’ve heard of the incredible markets in Europe. You’ve heard about the eccentric fish mongers, the ceilings covered with cured meats and the fruit picked freshly from nearby farms. In reality,…

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Posted by: on Monday, March 29th, 2010
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Food, Camera, Action! Olympic Eats on Video

The bustling energy that the 2010 Winter Olympics brought to Vancouver was amazing but I’m relieved to reclaim our city back from the visitors. During the games, I yearned to sample each Olympic Pavilion’s…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, March 9th, 2010
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I Gave Up Meat and Dessert for Canada’s Gold

The streets were eerily quiet last Sunday morning before the men’s gold medal hockey game, Canada v.s. the US. Line-ups of fans were winding around the block outside bars, all decked in red. My friends and I…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010
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Offally Pretty 2: Lampredotto and Trippa Carts

The biggest bummer about wandering the markets while travelling is not having a kitchen to cook the enticing ingredients in.  My eyes sparkled when I saw the lovely innards displayed proudly throughout Mercato Centrale…

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Posted by: on Sunday, January 3rd, 2010
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Never Too Old for a Yummy Christmas Tree

This year, a simple, food-themed baby tree with entirely handmade decorations adorns my brick loft. I strung up some stale candy and yogurt pretzels and sprayed it down with hair spray. I usually trim the bendy ends off…

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Posted by: on Thursday, December 24th, 2009
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Simon Speaks on Sortilège Cup and Mixology

Gastown has a dense concentration of watering holes so unsurprisingly, it also boasts of some of the finest cocktail establishments in the city. In a neighbourhood founded on alcohol, the question isn’t “where can we…

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Posted by: on Friday, December 11th, 2009
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Offally Pretty 1: San Lorenzo Mercato Centrale, Florence

Offal, in the form of animal innards or refuse bits, bounced back to the top of the food trend ladder. Woohoo! Go, North America. In many regions around the world, offal is neither novel nor a delicacy; it’s just a…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, December 9th, 2009
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