Charlie two beers

"I don't care what the best chefs in the world think, I just want an Italian grandmother to give me a head nod." -Big Bro Chuckster. LINK IN BIO. #laohaus #laohausblog #laofood #italianfood #puttanesca A post shared by CHRiS SANANiKONE (@laovsop) on May 8, 2018 at 6:40pm PDT

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Som moo version 1.0

Charcuterie All over the world cultures participate in meat preserving traditions. The word charcuterie has become the catch-all term referring to the products of meat preservation. Charcuterie itself is a French word – referring literally to the store that sells tasty things – and conjures up images of wood platters loaded with thinly sliced European dry-aged […]

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Nonno Sananikone

Charlie has taught me a lot about Lao food. In conversations he’s distilled his experience as a first-gen Lao-Canadian. His memories of his childhood in Vanastra – surrounded by recent refugee arrivals from Laos, and the ways that the food culture helped integrate new-comers and experience community – have been critical to the narrative of […]

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O shit anotha barbecue!

The sky is blue and the winter is retreating. As the days’ temperatures crest the mid-teens, Canadians don shorts, walk in parks, and file into patio seats for cold drinks in the warm sun. Attention shifts from the stove to the grill. Outdoor cooking becomes a focal social event, oddly attached to masculinity, and for […]

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Khao House

Up, up and away from Stratford, through the Canadian Shield rounding over Lake Superior, some hours after the hard terrain of Northern Ontario gives way to the gentle flatness of the Prairies, you’ll find the cold river city of Winnipeg. It’s Manitoba’s only large population centre and contained within its perimeter is two thirds of […]

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All that’s fit to print

This is a story that was relayed to me second hand. Not a primary source. Gossip, if you will. It involves a very nice couple enjoying a meal at Laohaus. I’m told they were extremely pleasant. They said that they had eaten there last year and they were excited to eat there again. After they’d […]

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