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6 Months with Rouxbe

Well it’s a few months in and I’m starting to find my way around my kitchen. I’ve slowly progressed from prototypical bachelor life-style (pizza and Liptons Sidekicks) into someone who is increasingly…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
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Warre’s Otima 20 Port

I had been saving this bottle of Warre’s Otima 20-year-old port for a special occasion, and what could be more special than two feet of snow in Vancouver and a serious urge to hibernate? It’s rich and…

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Posted by: on Monday, December 22nd, 2008
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Red Seal Ale at the Alibi: Get it while you can!

A few years ago, I drove down the coast from Vancouver to San Francisco, winding through Washington State, Oregon and California on the way to a too-short stay in Shaky Town. The drive is a beer-lovers treasure hunt, with…

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Posted by: on Saturday, November 15th, 2008
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When Tigers Fly

I don’t know why it’s taken so much time for me to discover The Flying Tiger, but last night was a great chance to take advice offered where else, but here by Mark and Andrea. As the end of Dine Out Vancouver…

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Posted by: on Saturday, February 3rd, 2007
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Hey, there’s oatmeal in my Haw-Gow!

Happy Robbie Burns Day! Yes, I was reminded of this on my drive into work this morning while listening to a radio interview with an expert on scotch (incidentally, did you know the proper way to taste scotch is with a 50…

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Posted by: on Thursday, January 25th, 2007
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Taste of Winterlude

Since we’ve already told you about Dine Out Vancouver and Toronto’s Winterlicious, I thought we might as well add Ottawa’s Taste of Winterlude to the mix. Taste of Winterlude starts January 19 and runs…

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Posted by: on Friday, January 19th, 2007
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Cheap Wine of the Week

My cheap wine find this week is Simonsig Chenin Blanc 2005, from South Africa (SKU# 613414). Its deep gold colour promises a rich experience, and the wine delivers with lovely aromas of beeswax, pineapple, minerals and…

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Posted by: on Saturday, January 13th, 2007
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Toronto is Winterlicious

If you are in Toronto between January 26 and February 8, 2007, make sure to check out Winterlicious. Probably the most popular part of Toronto’s WinterCity festival, 130 restaurants will be offering Winterlicious…

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Posted by: on Friday, January 5th, 2007
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Wines for the Holidays

Here’s a few reasonably priced holiday wine recommendations (either for giving or drinking, or both) from among the many wines I’ve tried in the past few weeks. For the whites, both the Seven Hills Viognier…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, December 20th, 2006
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Crème Fraîche Pour Vous (and me).

When we did some smoked salmon canapes for a dinner party a while back, Mark suggested they’d be even better whith some crème fraîche, and he was right, dammit. However, without a gourmet food store…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, December 6th, 2006
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Cheap & Cheerful

I love wine. And as much as I wish I could always afford a Cakebread or a Rothschild, well, I can’t – hardly ever, really. So finding a decent wine under $15 is always a treat. I recently had an opportunity to…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, November 29th, 2006
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Happy Beaujolais Day!

Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé!! My first experience with Beaujolois Nouveau came in Geneva, Switzerland. I was visiting a friend who was interning at the UN, and the week before he had popped across the border into…

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Posted by: on Thursday, November 16th, 2006
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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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I’d Eat Tony’s Nasty Bits

You know how much I love good food. I also love a good read. Nobody combines both like Anthony Bourdain. The infamous chef, author and television host – and personal hero of mine – has once again outdone…

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Posted by: on Friday, June 2nd, 2006
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