Articles written by: Barry Lazar

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Flavour Guy: Lazy days, radio baseball and burgers

To paraphrase the Lovin’ Spoonful: hot days, summer in the city, feet up, bum down, who needs to get around town…

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Flavour Guy: The inner, growling battle – to eat or not to eat

The theme of this issue is “fight the good fight and support the underdog.” Of course, underdog makes the Flavourguy think about what is under the dog – sauerkraut works, some ballpark mustard, relish on top.

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Flavour Guy: Creative cooking when the child moves out

I am looking for a new word, something positive for the emotional state parents feel when a child moves out.

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Flavour Guy at Hannukah: The perfect dish for Happy Challah Days

This time of year, it is frankly discomfiting to be a Jew, possibly a Muslim, indubitably an atheist. One puts aside personal traditions and cultural baggage and makes way for the big white-bearded guy with a sack of toys.

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Flavour Guy: My delicious reading collection

Shh, quiet back there. We are in the middle of a tour of the Flavour Guy bookshelves.

Flavour Guy: Chef goes aspirational
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Flavour Guy: Chef goes aspirational

I found out recently what kind of cook I am. I hadn’t thought of labeling myself. If anything, I would say that I was modestly eclectic

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Flavour Guy: Lessons I learned at the frying pan

I am an analog guy adrift in a digital world. Adrift, but not yet lost. I have my computers and a not-so-smart phone. I tweet, check Facebook and linkup on Linkedin; yeah, I’m hip to the jive. But that doesn’t mean I want to live there. Work requires that I […]

Flavour Guy: Going the distance so you don’t have to
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Flavour Guy: Going the distance so you don’t have to

I write about food because I could never figure out how to write about politics. Journalists are supposed to be able to write about politics, to speak truth to power, to drill down and decipher the talking points, to explain which stakeholder can separate the wheat from the chaff inside […]

Flavour Guy: Charred chicken vs. suburban BBQ wagons
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Flavour Guy: Charred chicken vs. suburban BBQ wagons

A simple question: why does Montreal have so many places—restaurants and restaurant chains—featuring barbecued chicken? We have St. Hubert BBQ, Chalet BBQ, Côte St Luc BBQ, dozens of Portuguese chicken rotisseries. Scores, and a score of others. Chicken is an easy dish to make at home and there are hundreds […]

The world's largest lobster sculpture located in Shediac, New Brunswick. (Photo by JAKclapclap47)
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Flavour Guy: No tears for lobsters in Mom’s kitchen

Mom. Mom in the kitchen (have I told this story before? Well maybe not this way). Mom at 80, well 80-something. Mom in her housecoat, the walker at her side. Mom with a chef’s knife raised perfectly, lined up over a live lobster. No shaking, no hesitancy, the concentration of […]