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Sucré (New Orleans)

One of the places that was on my list to visit even before I knew we were visiting New Orleans was Sucré.  It’s a little out of the way, off the normal tourist path but I was determined.  We actually ended up getting a taxi there after a long morning walking around but you could […]

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New Awlins – the drinks!

Walking around New Orleans, makes you hungry. And all that food makes you thirsty.  Fortunately, New Awlins is a drinking kinda town.  I admit that even though I knew about the “drink on the street as long as it’s in a plastic cup” rule, it was still shocking to me to see people imbibing pretty […]

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Les petits chefs – Food Revolution Week 1

Jamie Oliver’s mini shell pasta with peas, bacon and mint sauce Ingredients 10 slices smoked streaky bacon or pancetta, preferably free-range or organic a small bunch of fresh mint 150g Parmesan cheese sea salt and freshly ground black pepper optional: 1 chicken stock cube, preferably organic 400g dried mini shell pasta olive oil a knob […]

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Massimo Bruno’s Supper Club: A journey to Puglia

An invitation to dinner is always welcome in the ELTW household and when it’s an invite to an “underground” Italian supper club, well that’s even better!  Suresh at Spotlight Toronto recently invited us to participate in a dinner put on by Massimo Bruno, whose supper club, according to the website “explores the regions of Italy […]

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Olive oil from Spain and tapas!

What were YOU doing at 6am on October 4th, 2009?  Chances are you were sleeping but the hard-working folks at olive oil maker Pago de los Balidos de San Carlos were up and picking arbequina olives for producing the extraordinary Full Moon olive oil, appropriately under a full moon.  I was lucky enough to taste […]

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