Food


GMO 101: The Basics of Genetically Modified Organisms

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. Whether we’re talking organic fruit, humanely raised...
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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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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth, Guiltlessly (and with a hint of Magic)

We wake up at 6am to make it to spinning. We eat a salad for lunch – dressing on the side. We even manage to skip dessert after dinner. And then 11 o’clock rolls around. Somehow, all our willpower goes out the window. The reality is that in a battle with the sweet tooth, the sweet tooth always wins. So how can we satisfy our sweet cravings and stay healthy...
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Eating Green Over St. Patrick's Day

St.Patrick’s Day is arguably one of the greatest celebrations in Montreal, a festival in our city since 1824! Despite the slushy streets, cold winds and potholes, Montreal turns it up a notch in the name of green, colcannon and stout. This year, prepare yourselves for the copious amounts of stout and eat like a Saint! Here are some of our “I’m feeling a wee Irish today” go-to spots in Montreal for some authentic Irish pub grub
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