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Substitute Sparkling for Stout This Holiday Season

Substitute Sparkling for Stout This Holiday Season

The holidays: a time for family bonding, seeing old friends, culinary indulgence and, in combination with the last point, wine beer pairing. That's right, your Christmas oysters want stout, not sparkling. We caught up with beer sommelier Craig Young of...
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Must Attend: Taco Or No Taco Christmas Taqueria

Pop quiz: What do you know about luchadores? And just remember that seeing Nacho Libre doesn’t qualify your answer. We love these guys for their bewildering ability to emanate pure masculinity in tights, and the fact that you rarely see the man behind the mask just adds to the intrigue
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GMO 101: The Basics of Genetically Modified Organisms

When it comes to hot topics, nothing is more scorching these days than any and everything to do with our food – or more specially, where it comes from and how it’s produced. And that’s just where that big buzzword GMO comes into play
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What's Up With the Cronut?

We love talking foodie trends here on Notable, and this one-helluva-hybrid may just be our absolute fave: The cronut. We chatted with cronut connoisseur gourmand Alessandro Ficca of Montreal’s popular La Cornetteria to find out just how the tasty treat found its way north, and why he thinks it has become such a major foodie fantasy
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I Just Pigged Out. Now What?

Just look at you, you otherwise well-balanced young professional (YP) who keeps fit and eats clean, sitting there with Cheetoh-orange fingers, gut rot, and guilt. That’s right, you succumbed to temptation and impulse and pigged out like nobody’s business
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Montreal Oysterfest Goes Big for 5th Annual Edition

The countdown for Oysterfest could have been considered as intense as the countdown for Breaking Bad’s newest episode… seriously. It’s rare that you hear so many people so damn excited for a local foodie event, but we totally get why
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Off The Eaten Track Touring A Garden Near You

We’re all about supporting local grassroots companies and organizations, especially one that gets our green thumbs up and appetites piqued. Enter Off The Eaten Track and their latest venture that explores Vancouver’s local green spots. If you’ve ever been remotely curious about urban gardening (perhaps tried your best at plotting your own planter pot this summer) or are just passionate about locally grown food, listen up
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Have You Jumped on the Poutine Bandwagon?

If we look at the current cross-Canada popularity of the fries/cheese/gravy madness known as poutine, we might call those picking it up at Burger King bandwagon jumpers. But on the other end of the spectrum, we have those seeking it out via top restos, where plagiarized versions of Montrealer Chuck Hughes’ Iron Chef-winning lobster poutine are being shamelessly served up
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Montreal Weekend Getaway: Summer of Chefs at Balnea Spa

With the summer heat continuing with no end in sight, what better way to escape the city than to spend a day at a stunningly chic spa in the country? And so we did! A short road trip to the Easter Townships, less than an hour away from Montreal, lies Balnea Spa
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Notable Culinary Creations at the 2013 Stampede

Calgary’s favourite event is starting this week. The Stampede will bring the city alive with flashy cowboy shirts, hay bales lining every downtown establishment and legendary showmanship. Beyond the entertainment, let’s not forget one of the best things about the Calgary Stampede is the food
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