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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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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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The thing about labels

“Like with the spicy thing, I don’t know how to do that – it’s not in my culture, we don’t do the mild, medium, hot, suicide, extreme because at the end of that scale is real ethnic spicy that people eat every day. We didn’t have to invent that system. We’ve already toned it down […]

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“With a bit of luck, his life was ruined forever. Always thinking that just behind some narrow door in all of his favorite bars, men in red woolen shirts are getting incredible kicks from things he’ll never know.” – Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Early in the service, Hilde brings back […]

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Larb, lahb, laab, lahp, lap, laap – all you do is talk.

“You should try the larb,” Charlie tells a first time guest. “It’s the national dish of Laos.” He’s referring to chicken larb, or larb gai, the restaurant’s take on the popular marinated meat salad. The larb is finely minced chicken fragrant with herbs, a small dousing of fish sauce, lime juice, chilies, and scallions, complimented with […]

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RESTAURANT

1. What possesses people to willingly open a restaurant is beyond normal comprehension. The amount of money spent to give one of these unaerodynamic giants lift for even a minute far outweighs what they pay out in years. Famously, the odds are against the restaurateur. People trade a perfectly functional life punching in and out […]

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