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Flavour Guy: It took me 68 years to become a balaboost

It was the lawnmower that did it. We have a cottage in P.E.I. Why P.E.I?

Flavour Guy: Don’t ridicule this April fool and his bird
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Flavour Guy: Don’t ridicule this April fool and his bird

April is the cruellest month, wrote T.S. Elliot. It’s cruel, he implies, because it disturbs. But, in April, something starts to happen. Here is the end of this part of the poem.

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Montreal terrace hopping: The best summer spots

Now that smoking is banned from Montreal restaurant terraces, and summer is here, we set out one afternoon to discover some favourites.

Flavour Guy: From Mom’s sour cream dip to my worldly yogurt
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Flavour Guy: From Mom’s sour cream dip to my worldly yogurt

Mom never made a bad dish. If it wasn’t good, it never got to the table.

Book review: Deconstructing Yiddish food: from knishes to kugel
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Book review: Deconstructing Yiddish food: from knishes to kugel

That a small number of Jews, who also observe Passover, claim to like the taste of matzoh could be seen as a kind of culinary Stockholm Syndrome.”

Flavour Guy: Which came first: the chicken man or the egg man?
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Flavour Guy: Which came first: the chicken man or the egg man?

At the market there are no more live chicken men. Well, of course, the men and women at the market are alive, but real poultry purveyors are as rare as the milkman in a horse-drawn wagon.

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Flavour Guy: Let out the cat, peel an orange, and sell that house

No one is going to buy our house. The smells are too complex.

Bonnie Sandler's mom, centred in the far row, enjoys breakfast at McDonald's with her gang
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Let’s talk about it: Dining out for friendship, security

While there are many organized activity centers, some seniors prefer belonging to less formal social groups. Norm, 93 years young, was my late father’s buddy. He recently wrote to me about the PLAY DO group he belongs to: “People Living Alone And Yearning to Dine Out.” Every three weeks about […]

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 […]