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Chef Michelle Usprech for Beer Bistro at The Chef’s House (George Brown College)

A beer pairing dinner? How intriguing!  It’s become so commonplace to hear about wine and food pairing these days that it was very refreshing to see Michelle Usprech’s beer-themed dinner listed amongst the George Brown College Chefs’ House Rising Chef Series dinners this year! Basically a showcase for up and coming Canadian culinary talent, as […]

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S.Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef Competition – and a giveaway at Lee restaurant!

Cole Nicholson’s earliest memory of cooking was as a little kid where he would stand in the kitchen and watch his mother make dinner.  She wouldn’t let him help but the simple act of standing there made him feel a part of things. Every once in a while she would let him make “soup”. putting […]

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The Chefs’ House at George Brown College: Rising Star Chef dinner series 2012

As the winter settles in and the holidays become a faded memory, we’re all looking for things to look forward to in the deep dark days of winter, right?  It takes a lot to get me out of the house on a weeknight in the winter but I have a feeling that I will be […]

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A trip to Lummi Island

I’ve just returned from the most peaceful New Years’ Eve I can remember in a number of years (are we getting old? Wait – don’t answer that!). And this is a very good thing.  On New Year’s Eve, Neil, Neil’s mum and I headed down to Lummi Island.  Where’s that, you ask?  Lummi lies at […]

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Travel Tuesday: The real flavours of Mexico City

I love Mexico. I’ve been fortunate enough to visit twice in 2011 – first over Christmas/ New Year with Neil and then again in August for the WeVisitMexico tweetup.  You can see all my posts about Mexico here.  In La Paz, I had the great fortune to meet and spend time with Jesús Catalán Meneses […]

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