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By Keith Edwards Third Wave Coffee Coffee culture in Canada is belatedly catching up with other parts of the world… particularly those in Asia. But there are difficulties. Unfortunately, we’re a miniscule market compared to Asia where virtually all the

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Made in Bangladesh: Recipes and stories from a home kitchen By Dina Begum Taking you through the six Bangladeshi seasons – summer, monsoon, autumn, late

The Meandering Epicurist

By Keith Edwards Gion Duck Noodles Japanese culture, simplicity, attention to detail, continuous improvement, and the concept of ichigo ichie, often translated as “in this moment an opportunity” provoked some radical thinking about dining for me. I’m not against tasting menu’s but enough is enough. Forget the fancy fixtures—what about

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Uncork elegance Radiant wines for Spring splendour  By Natalie MacLean Ruinart Brut Blanc De Blancs Champagne, Champagne A.C., France. (LCBO: 62984, $159.95). From Ruinart, a toasty, elegant and fruity Blanc de Blanc bubble, smoky on the nose with ripe apple, apricot, tropical fruits, citrus zest and fine herb aromas and flavours

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Made in Bangladesh: Recipes and stories from a home kitchen By Dina Begum Taking you through the six Bangladeshi seasons – summer, monsoon, autumn, late

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By Keith Edwards Gion Duck Noodles Japanese culture, simplicity, attention to detail, continuous improvement, and the concept of ichigo ichie, often translated as “in this

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Sauvage Welcome to Sauvage, ‘nature’s kitchen’ in the booming town of Canmore, Alberta. Restaurant regulars know that it’s Chef Tracy herself who is the mastermind behind each dish and each extraordinary dining experience. Others, here for the ski season, don’t

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Sauvage Welcome to Sauvage, ‘nature’s kitchen’ in the booming town of Canmore, Alberta. Restaurant regulars know that it’s Chef Tracy herself who is the mastermind behind each dish and each extraordinary dining experience. Others, here for the ski season, don’t

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These robust wines will keep you warm by the fireside après-ski By Natalie MacLean Vilmart et Cie Grande Réserve 1er Cru Champagne, Champagne A.C., France. (LCBO: 65110, $92.95). Vilmart et Cie Grande Réserve Premier Cru Champagne is a rich, toasty,