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More Than Poutine, Favourite Foods from My Home and Native Land

It was the cookbook title that caught our attention. More Than Poutine, Favourite Foods from My Home and Native Land. Wow, not only references to poutine, a favourite, but a quote from our national anthem. This book is Canadian for sure, but the question is, did the cookbook live up to our expectations. As food […]

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Diva Q And The Cooking Ladies Are Sisters In Grilling

Danielle Bennett, a Canadian woman known worldwide as Diva Q, is the only person ever issued a visa into the United States as a “person of extraordinary talent – barbecue expert.” That’s what she is. A tattoo on her arm says “UNSTOPPABLE” and she is that, too. We met Danielle at Sons of Kent Brewing […]

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Canadian Wild Rice Pasta

Wild rice pasta has won a place at the test kitchen table. We like it because it is lighter than regular pasta, it has the unique nutty flavour of wild rice, and it is produced by a Canadian family business based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. A few years ago we met Murray Ratuski at his wild […]

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If You Are Looking for A Foodie Community, Check Out Terroir

Terroir is a not-for-profit committee of industry professionals who put on an annual symposium for the purpose of inspiring and educating people in the hospitality industry. Terroir 2017 took place at the Art Gallery of Ontario, in Toronto, on May 29. For Canada’s 150th birthday, the theme this year was Our Home & Native Land […]

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The Cooking Ladies Smoked at the Taste of Woolwich

The annual Taste of Woolwich held at the Elmira Farmer’s Market, in the Township of Woolwich, Region of Waterloo, on Saturday, June 17, 2017, was a meet and greet for farmers, local producers, foodies, and families. Woolwich is a rural township in southwestern Ontario. Krista McBay of Elmira Home Hardware invited The Cooking Ladeis to […]

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A Day of Wine, Cider and Food in the Eastern Townships of Quebec

An autumn day is the perfect time to visit the Cantons- de-l’Est or Eastern Townships, in Quebec, Canada, just an hour and a few minutes from downtown Montreal, the country’s second largest city. Villages and valleys mingle with rivers, lakes, and mountains. The year-round population was once predominantly English and is now mostly French. Conversations […]

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Celebrate Canada’s 150 at the Festival of Birds

Birds and birders are invited to the May 1 to May 22 annual Festival of Birds at Point Pelee National Park. Admission to all of Canada’s National Parks is free this year in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary.   Point Pelee National Park sits just south of the 42nd parallel which means it shares latitude […]

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Four Reasons to Overnight on Pelee Island

Canada’s southernmost inhabited island is located in Lake Erie, south of Windsor, Ontario, and Detroit, Michigan. The options for getting there are ferry, plane and boat. The island is just the right size that if you get chatting with someone on the hour-and-a-half-long ferry ride you are apt to run into them again on the […]

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Say Cheese at the Dairy Capital of Canada Cheese Fest

A 7300-pound wheel of cheese is a big story! In 1866, 1400 cows contributed 127,006 cups of milk to produce a mammoth wheel of cheese for the purpose of promoting Oxford County, in southwestern Ontario, to the markets of the United States, Great Britain, and France. And it worked. Over 150 years later, Oxford County […]

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Judging at the World Food Championships

When we were invited to be judges at the World Food Championships (WFC) at The Wharf in Gulf Shores/Orange Beach, Alabama, we jumped into the RV and headed south. In order to be qualified as WFC judges at the annual, fast-paced food competition we attended an EAT Methodology seminar. In accordance with the EAT Methodology, […]

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