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Greek Easter, Village Style

Today is the first day of Greek Orthodox Holy Week, Great Monday, which culminates on Saturday at midnight with Easter and the breaking of a 40 day fast. The Greek Orthodox faith follows the Gregorian calendar which means…

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Posted by: on Monday, April 9th, 2012
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Ravi Soups

Our guest post from Rob Davidson today is on a delectable Toronto soup shop. Rob is a commercial photographer, specializing in food photography for around 30 years. You can see some of his work at the Epicure in Light and…

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Posted by: on Thursday, April 21st, 2011
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Oodles and oodles of noodles

Guest writer: Joseph Wu (origami expert, noodle nut, and husband to regular Foodist contributor, Nancy Wu) When Nancy was invited to participate in Tourism Richmond’s Noodle-Mania event, she immediately asked if I…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
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In Dire Need of a Bubbie

You’d think with parents who grew up in Winnipeg and so many chefs as friends and all my Jewish connections that when I was sick I’d have a go-to chicken soup recipe.  Not just any chicken soup recipe but a proper…

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Posted by: on Thursday, September 2nd, 2010
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Cooking Class with Chef Romy

“If anyone serves you risotto in a ring mold, get up and leave.” That was just one of the little tidbits of advice we were treated to when Andrea M and I ventured into Cookshop for a Spanish Cooking class with Chef…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, July 14th, 2009
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NYC: Eating up Manhattan

It’s been 7 years since I last visited NYC. My memories are foggy but I remembered something about piles of hot succulent pastrami at Katz’ as big as a small child’s head (since shrunk to the size of small…

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Posted by: on Monday, July 13th, 2009
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Market Restaurant by Jean-Georges at the Shangri-la

This past weekend I went to Market Restaurant at the Shangri-La hotel. This was quite the highly anticipated dinner for me for a couple of reasons. One, I had to wait a whole month to get in at a prime time on a Saturday…

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Posted by: on Sunday, April 12th, 2009
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Hot and Sour Soup – Matt style

I decided to make Hot & Sour soup for the first time last night with the aid of my new found friend ‘Asian Home Gourmet‘. I followed the recipe, but added a few different things. Here is the recipe and…

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Posted by: on Monday, March 16th, 2009
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Is Anything More Soothing Than Bacon Corn Chowder?

This weekend was cold, wet and lazy as hell. Having a cold with a cough didn’t help. By Saturday afternoon I was totally stir crazy and hungry for something warm and soothing. Something creamy with bacon…

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Posted by: on Sunday, January 6th, 2008
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Faux Pho Bo

When it’s late at night, freezing rain, and you’re hungry for Pho, it’s time to raid the pantry and whip together Faux Pho Bo. This version of the now-ubiquitous Vietnamese soup is as easy as boiling…

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Posted by: on Monday, January 15th, 2007
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French Onion Soup

With the weather turning colder and the snow starting to blow about, it’s time to whip up a batch of French Onion Soup to warm the soul. Serves 4-6 as an appetizer or 2 as a meal. Share/Bookmark

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Posted by: on Monday, December 4th, 2006
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Bishops Asparagus Soup

Ingredients: 1 lb asparagus 2 tbsp butter 3 stalks celery 1 medium potato 1 sweet onion 4 cups chicken stock 1 cup whipping cream salt and pepper to taste Remove the bottom of the asparagus stalks (the tough part). Chop.…

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Posted by: on Monday, September 26th, 2005
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Sinigang Soup

Ingredients: 2 big tomatoes (sliced); 1 big onion (sliced) 1/2 cup lemon juice (OK to use bottled concentrate) 1 slab pork spare ribs (cut along the bones) OR a fish (cut up in chunks) fish sauce (patis); ground black…

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Posted by: on Monday, September 26th, 2005
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Mexican Shrimp Soup Ernesto’s Style…

8-10 guajillo peppers 4 medium tomatoes 1/2 large yellow onion 2-3 cloves garlic Cover with water and boil for 10-15 minutes Blend and strain (discard guts) On medium heat, add 4tbsp olive oil large pinch of whole oregano…

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Posted by: on Monday, September 26th, 2005
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Butternut Squash Soup

Ingredients: (Serves 6) 2 tbsp margarine or butter 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup) 2 cups chicken broth 1 lb butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1″ cubes 2 pears, peeled and sliced 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp…

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Posted by: on Monday, September 26th, 2005
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