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Herring Under the Fur Coat: The Legend of a Soviet Delicacy

The Soviet Union collapsed more than 20 years ago. Yet many of the culinary traditions started in that era are still very much alive. Today I want to share one of Russia’s most beloved recipes, a New Year’s Eve dinner…

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Posted by: on Saturday, December 28th, 2013
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Koryo Saram Carrot Salad

Koreans in Russia and other former Soviet Republics, or Koryo Saram as they call themselves, are the oldest Korean diaspora in the world, having migrated to Russia from Korea in late 19th century. Their cuisine is a…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, June 12th, 2013
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Jaew Bong: Magical Laos Chilli Paste

I was completely hooked the first time I tasted Jaew Bong and knew I had to figure out how to make it at home.

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Posted by: on Sunday, May 12th, 2013
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Salted Smelt with Cumin and Thyme

Growing up in Ontario, my dad used to come back from wintertime east-coast work trips with a bag of frozen smelt, but I never really understood where they came from (river? ocean? lake?) or why they were so delicious.…

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Posted by: on Monday, February 11th, 2013
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Winemaker’s Grape Cake

If you aren’t familiar with Patricia Wells, you should be. She’s the doyenne of bistro cuisine, and runs what I’ve heard is the best cooking school in Provence. She has a pied-à-terre in Paris where…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
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Silken tofu, chocolate torte and a revelation

Last week I was sent on assignment to Halifax, Nova Scotia* and stayed with friends. It was a glorious visit, and we made some pretty spectacular food, including a handmade orecchiette served with a…

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Posted by: on Thursday, January 17th, 2013
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Kale & Nori Turchetta with pumpkin seed salsa verde

Our latest new contributors are Lauren Mote and Jonathan Chovancek who are the co-owners of Kale & Nori Culinary Arts, and makers of Bittered Sling Extracts. This holiday season a bunch of us asked Jonathan to cook…

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Posted by: on Friday, January 4th, 2013
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Thai Up Your Leftovers

I did something for dinner yesterday that was so brilliant in its future usefulness I couldn’t wait to share it. Not only is it delicious, it’s also extremely quick to make, inexpensive, gluten free, dairy free and…

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Posted by: on Monday, December 17th, 2012
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The Fry

The last two summers that I’ve been in Edmonton I’ve been lucky enough to be around for The Fry party hosted at my friends Andrew and Fiona’s house. Not knowing what to expect from “The Fry” but just some fried…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, November 7th, 2012
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Blueberry Almond Financier Cake

My favourite part of the summer harvest season is eating through all of the different types of fruits. The beginning of summer (whether the Vancouver weather knows it or not) means strawberries in June, to be followed by…

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Posted by: on Monday, September 3rd, 2012
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Eventail d’aubergines à la provençale

In this first week of my French stage, I’ve learned all kinds of tips and tricks . This ranges from suspending a soupy salad (like bulgur-less tabbouleh) in a tamis (sieve) set over a bowl, so as to preserve the…

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Posted by: on Thursday, August 30th, 2012
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Campfire Yumminess: The Jaffle Iron

I’m always excited when my friends Denise and Darren come to the lake as that means they are bringing their jaffle iron. When they first told me about it I had no fracking clue what they were talking about until I…

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Posted by: on Sunday, August 5th, 2012
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Spot Prawning With Foodists (video)

Foodists is a collective of obsessed food fanatics, and as such our relationship with where our food comes from is super important to us. Many of our motley crew live in British Columbia, home of the spot prawn (Pandalus…

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Posted by: on Monday, June 11th, 2012
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What Do I Do With Leftover Rice?

I come from a long line of people who cannot cook the appropriate amount of food. There is never too little – that’s for sure. I believe it is a genetic trait passed down from my parents. This was the case…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, June 6th, 2012
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(the not quite every) Weekly Wine Picks

Finally got my act together to come with a reds list as partner to the white picks I posted a while back. Once again the emphasis is on wines that over-deliver in the under $25 price category. Once again, my focus is on…

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Posted by: on Thursday, May 17th, 2012
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