Travel Diary: Thai Cooking Class

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Our fourth and last dish we learned -- tom yum goong. A mild, sweet and sour type of soup.
During our first week of the trip, which was spent in Phuket, we attended a cooking class at the next town over, Kata Beach.  I had signed us up nice and early with it being high season, and the class having stellar reviews on Trip Advisor. Much to our surprise, when the driver showed up… Read More

Travel Diary: My birthday in Thailand

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Tom sum.
A few days ago I returned from an unbelievable, dreamy two-week trip to Thailand, where I celebrated my 30th birthday. We booked this adventure last August, giving ourselves lots of time to plan fun excursions (Thai cooking class, speedboat tour, etc) and make suitable birthday plans. Here, I will chronicle my out-of-the-ordinary birthday in Phuket,… Read More

Recipe Drop from DFC: Festive Ricotta Fritters

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The final product.
The cheese gods continued to smile on me (thank you) last week, when another recipe drop from DFC (Dairy Farmers of Canada) arrived on my doorstep, by the lovely food photographer Beth Dunham, no less. I was told in advance what the recipe would be this time, and was provided with the link to check it… Read More

Big feast of small plates at Field Guide

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Pork carnitas.
If you haven't been to Field Guide, at the corner of Gottingen and Falkland in Halifax's north end, make plans to go this weekend. Whether you're in the mood to sip and savour what are, in my opinion, the most expertly made cocktails in Halifax, indulge in local craft beer, wine, or experiment with small… Read More

Sea Fever brings rum running back to Nova Scotia

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Coffee maple rum.
"We've spent years tasting rums from all over. It's been a tough job," joked Glynn Williams yesterday at the launch of Sea Fever rum. Williams, owner of Authentic Seacoast company in Guysborough, is a real hands-on kind of guy. He's used his investments to grow the village of Guysborough over the past ten years into… Read More

Devour! Opening Gala Food (and Anthony Bourdain)

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Frederic Tandy - Sea urchin, cold smoked scallop, pickled sea asparagus, citrus emulsion
The largest food film festival in the world, Devour! The Food Film Fest has, seemingly in the stab of a fork, come and gone. Luckily I made to Wolfville to kick things off Wednesday evening at the sold-out opening gala reception and movie screening. Not coincidentally, this was the much-talked about celebrity chef studded event, featuring the one… Read More

Sunnyside Mall gets more food

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You might recognize a few of the names that recently opened up shop in Bedford's Sunnyside Mall. Now in action is a second Middle Spoon Desserterie & Bar, who earned a reputation for designer high-end cocktails (by the likes of Jenner Cormier) and desserts at the first location on Barrington Street (also home to Halifax's notorious… Read More

The best food at Dine by Design East Gala

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Design360 booth, paired with Agricola Street, used all local food for an (almost) completely edible design.
Overwhelming to the senses. In the best way. That's my interpretation of the Dine by Design East gala this past Thursday night. My first experience of the event, at its second annual edition, served as a full body experience. What I would describe as a mishmash of food, drink, design and art, the gala is… Read More

Giveaway: Made with Love VIP Passes!

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    Who doesn't love fancy cocktails and giveaways? This is your chance to win two VIP passes to next week's Made with Love™, an event that boasts being "the most extravagant mixology competition in Canada." The Halifax edition is happening at the Seaport Farmers' Market on Monday, November 3rd, where the fourteen finalists from… Read More

Get Ready for the Second Annual Dine by Design East

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2013 Dine by Design East. Photo courtesy of eastcoastliving.ca
"We're a city that creates things," said Jonathan Legate to the crowd at Tuesday night's Dine by Design East media launch event. Legate is a co-founder of the event and a prominent member of the design community in Halifax. It was invigorating to hear him speak briefly at NSCAD seaport campus about the inspiration behind… Read More