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The Sunday Sauce: Neapolitan Ragu & Braciole

From noble stock? Not I. But I’m comforted personally by the notion we’re all dirt-digging peasants with appetites base and common. After all, many of the world’s proudest culinary traditions came into being as…

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Posted by: on Saturday, September 10th, 2011
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Tiramisu (“Pull Me Higher”)

My Aunt Bina (in Italian, “Zia Bina”) is a woman of admirable talents. As a member of the Catholic Women’s League, she routinely solicits her fellow parishioners on behalf of local poor. She ruthlessly haggles with…

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Posted by: on Monday, May 30th, 2011
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Toronto Cheap Eats Top 10

Recently, I was asked what my favourite restaurants in Toronto were. And I kinda sat there, blankly — stricken by the realization I couldn’t actually think of any. Could it be that I had just moved back to the city…

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Posted by: on Friday, March 26th, 2010
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Bourdain again.

A little more about literature and show biz than food (but still loads of fun) Bourdain, this time, talks to the AV Club in this feature article.

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Posted by: on Friday, January 11th, 2008
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Bourdain On Being Treated Well When Dining Out

Always good for a laugh, everybody’s favourite celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain gives us his advice on how to avoid being treated like leftovers the next time you are out at a nice restaurant in this recent article…

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Posted by: on Friday, December 28th, 2007
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Salt Tasting Room: Worth its namesake

When my ma needed a break on weekends, we’d throw together a simple meal of olives, the peppers, capicollo, prosciutto and ripe, sharp cheeses accompanied by crusty Calabrese bread; straight off the cutting board.…

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Posted by: on Monday, August 28th, 2006
Categories: Worship | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »