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In the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, I worked on the business side of TV Guide & Canadian Living magazines.  On the creative side, were people like Anne Lindsay, who was respected for her culinary and nutritional expertise.  With that little bit in common, I reached out to Anne while still exploring the launch of …

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Cyprus Cuisine is not just a cookbook.  It’s a travelogue that transports you to a Mediterranean island and a time when cooking and eating was a daily communal affair.  Cyprus is now on my travel bucket list!  We have moved away from books like this for a quick search on the internet to source a …

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It’s Elvis’ birthday this week and we’re celebrating with his favourite foods – milkshake and French toast.  See our Recipe section for the milkshake recipe and get your copy of Brunch Life to make the toast! Matt Basile and Kyla Zanardi opened Lisa Marie restaurant on Queen West in Toronto and quickly realized that Sunday …

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Growing up in Hamilton in the Italian neighbourhood called the colonia, author Vince Argo paints us both a cultural and culinary picture of his youth.  His mother, Grace, is the central figure of all his stories and her role in his life and in the kitchen.  Anyone with a grandmother whose sole purpose was to …

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https://bobbetteandbelle.com/ Take two ladies in love with baking and a ton of experience behind them, bring them together and open a bake shop and what do you have? Magic!  Beautiful stores, a product line and tons and tons of sweet delights is all due to the tenacity and business savvy of Allyson Bobbitt and Sarah …

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https://sanagansmeatlocker.com/pages/cookbook Who knows the most about meat?  Why a butcher of course!  With two butcher shops in Toronto, Peter Sanagan knows the meat world first hand.  Bypassing high yield agrifarms, Peter and his team source their meat from family-owned farms where they can verify the animals and their surroundings are treated responsibly.  Many people get …

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To inspire you to think beyond turkey for this holiday season, we bring you Ricardo…and his ham recipe.   In our Recipe section, we slow cook ham with maple syrup and beer.  I love recipes like this when the kitchen is busy during the holidays – it leaves the oven available to warm up appetizers and …

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100,000+ COPIES SOLD! TURN SIMPLE FOODS INTO BEAUTIFUL BOARDS WITH MORE THAN 100 EASY RECIPES AND IDEAS. I put on a charcuterie table full of munchies and yummy bites during any holiday celebration. To inspire me, one of my cooking school peers, Cindy Deans of Trix & Dot, puts together amazing boards to fuel the …

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With restaurants opening up and travel is once again on the radar, you’ll want to add Victoria BC to your itinerary.  Along with the plane ticket and car rental, tuck this gem of a resource under your arm and enjoy some brunch!  Where, do you ask?  According to John Catucci of Food Network Canada, Victoria …

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The Newfoundland and Labrador Seafood Cookbook is one of those cookbooks that stays in your kitchen as a resource tool.  Complete with illustrations, it includes physical characteristics, habitat descriptions, and best preparation methods for dozens of fish. And you can’t get more iconic than recipes from a province totally surrounded by water and all that inhabits …

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