I’m embarrassed to admit it but I’d never eaten congee until this morning when I ventured to a very cool Hong Kong style restaurant in Toronto’s Chinatown for a first taste. I’ll be talking more about this great resto for my CBC Radio column this coming Wednesday, April 7th, but in the meantime, I’ll report …

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Thanksgiving is one of my favourite times of the year–the harvest is in, the jams are made, the leaves are golden, and the focus is good food . On the holiday weekend, I always like to try something new with food, like making cinnamon rolls in a brick oven like we did last year. On the Sunday morning, …

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I’ve been eating farmhouse and artisan cheese from Quebec for years, and yet I had a profound discovery at the Fromagerie Atwater counter last week in Montreal.  I was at the market to tape an interview, with the CBC Radio program C’est la vie, about the chapter in my book that tells the history and story …

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I’ve been having a blast writing about the Canadian local food movement for The Atlantic’s Food Channel. Topics covered so far include our country’s underground backyard chicken movement and Jonathan Forbes’ search for the matsutake mushroom in Northern Quebec. It’s great that people outside of this here country and taking an interest in what we’re doing!