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Getting Lucky in Ohio

When it comes to farm-to-table food in Ohio, no one does it better than Heather Haviland at Lucky’s Café in Cleveland. In 2003 Chef Haviland started a small baking business inside a then coffee shop. In 2006 she bought…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, May 17th, 2011
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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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Olympic Eating (& Drinking)

There are a lot of people in town celebrating national pride and a large part of that is culinary. “Houses” (more like tents in most cases) have sprung up all over town draped in the colours of their homeland.…

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Posted by: on Thursday, February 25th, 2010
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Artisanal Authenticity at Salt Tasting Room

The entrance to the cellar at Salt Tasting Room in Vancouver. Last night I was pleased to attend the first Salt Cellar Tasting Series of 2010, featuring Oyama Sausage Company and Vista D’Oro Farms & Winery. John…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, January 19th, 2010
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Spanish Snacks Come to Granville Street

So much of Spanish culture appeals to me. When I read of Spaniards ducking into late night tapas joints for some pulpo or sardines on toast before heading home from a night of drinking, it makes the Granville Street…

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Posted by: on Sunday, December 13th, 2009
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Maenam

There’s not many things that will get me to Kits on a fireworks night. Certainly not the fireworks. But we had a reservation at Maenam that I was not about to pass up. My sister and I loved Gastropod and I had heard…

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Posted by: on Monday, August 17th, 2009
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The British Butcher Shoppe Ltd.

I’m a Yorkshire lad (pronounced York–sha) born and bred. Grew up eating scotch eggs and lard sarnies with crisps (chips) for Saturday (pronounced Sat-day) tea (evening meal). So when I learned there was a British…

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Posted by: on Friday, July 3rd, 2009
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My meat and patisserie run

You ever have one of those Saturdays when a slot of time opens up and you can combine three or four things all at once? So it was this Saturday when I needed to go out and grab some sausages for Father’s Day, my…

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Posted by: on Monday, June 22nd, 2009
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Deacon’s Corner: Not Your Father’s Greasy Spoon

Don’t get me wrong, I love fancy food and am willing to pay good money for a classy dining experience. But sometimes I just want good old fashioned diner-style fry up. Enter Deacon’s Corner in Gastown, right…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, March 25th, 2009
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Campagnolo

It goes without saying that it will rain the day after you take your umbrella out of your purse and by the same token, I should have known that a trendy, tasty Italian restaurant would open up in the culinary dead-zone…

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Posted by: on Monday, January 26th, 2009
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Mighty Aphrodite

I didn’t think much of organic food when I first heard about it, thinking it was just for treehuggers or my sandal-lovin pals in Saanich. I was mistaken. It’s what REAL food should taste like but doesn’t…

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Posted by: on Monday, December 1st, 2008
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Cheap Wine of the Week

This week it’s pizza wine! Pizza with the kids last Friday got me thinking about it, and while there’s plenty out there to chose from, you can’t go wrong with this classic from Italy, Ruffino Chianti…

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Posted by: on Friday, February 2nd, 2007
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Beer Bratwurst

Dethroner has a great looking recipe for Beer Bratwurst that I’m just going to have to try. The author swears everything hinges on a bottle of Portland, Oregon-based brewer’s Rogue HazelNut Brown Nectar, but…

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Posted by: on Friday, October 27th, 2006
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