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Contemporary Cuisine in Historic Old Quebec City

We arrived in Quebec City along the St. Laurence River, just as the French and British did prior to Canada becoming a country. Cruising the narrow stretch of the river with high bluffs, distant church spires and a small ferry crossing from one side to the other it was easy to understand how early settlers […]

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Chatting With A Prime Minister in Charlottetown PEI

Prince Edward Island always beckons us back. This time we arrived by sea. Our annual International Food Wine and Travel Writers Association conference was held during a cruise from Boston to Montreal. Our fourth port of call was Charlottetown, the capital of PEI. On previous trips to Canada’s smallest province, we captured the island’s rusty […]

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Take A Bite Out Of Halifax Nova Scotia

Our IFWTWA group of writers walked almost the entire 3.8 kilometers of the Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk before our Take A Bite Out Of Halifax walking tour began. It was a hot, sunny day, not the kind of chilly weather that visitors to Canada expect to experience at the end of August. As we strode along, […]

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Chef Eric Klein Creates Memories With Food

Eric Klein, Executive Chef and Associate Partner with Wolfgang Puck at Spago, Las Vegas, steps ashore in Bar Harbor, Maine, from Holland America’s cruise ship Maasdam, carrying his chef’s jacket and his leather kit of chef’s knives. He and his wife, Tori, are on a holiday. Chef Matt McPherson, Executive Chef at The Looking Glass […]

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We drive into people's lives
Share the hour
And drive out again
If we will ever see them again
And, if we stayed longer
Would the withdrawal be as intense
Would the sweetness be diluted
We meet by chance
At a moment in time
At a particular place on earth
We leave
Glad to have been there
Because after all
For that moment in time
It was our favorite place on earth