On The Street

The scent of chocolate was overwhelming as they threw open the doors to the ticket buying public at the 9th Annual Carefor Chocolate Competition in Ottawa’s Centurion Centre on Saturday.  Competitors brought their best game, judges brought their discerning palates and guests brought unbridled...

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McCafé – French Style

January 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Where to go for a fancy cup of coffee while shopping in downtown Dijon, France?  A quite little out-of-the-way café perhaps?  Nope, it was McCafé France  for a little golden arches action to see what McDonald’s...

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When in Dijon, Buy Fancy Mustard

January 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

When in Italy, buy shoes.  When in Mexico, buy tequila.  When in Dijon, go straight to The Maille Mustard Shop for Dijon’s famous mustard. Shelves teem with jars, serving vessels, vinegars, pickles and mustards in a dizzying array of...

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Les Halles – the Market of Dijon

January 9, 2013 | 6 Comments

You learn a great deal about the culture of food in an open market, it’s both social and commercial.  Les Halles, Dijon’s Central Market, is a snapshot of Burgundy’s gourmet lifestyle, except in France it’s just called...

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The Harvest Moon – Wordless Wednesday

October 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

As the harvest moon rises and sets on this part of the world, we took a little early morning stroll through Ottawa's Byward Market for a visual tour of the fall harvest. ...

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Seed to Sausage Grand Opening

May 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Attention all carnivores, this weekend's grand opening of Seed to Sausage in Sharbot Lake is once celebration you don't want to miss. Their new retail store marks a success point for Mike McKenzie, who...

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There's cheese, and then there's great cheese, and then there's great Canaidian cheese, band a bunch of artisnal Canuk cheese makers together and you have The Great Canadian Cheese Festival (#TGCCF) June 1 -...

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Mariposa Farm – Family Food Education

May 11, 2012 | 2 Comments

In an urban environment it's easy to detach from the where our food comes from. Many of us have never had to milk a cow, catch a squealing piglet or yank a clucky hen...

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Art Is In Bakery – Hipster Bread Heaven

March 21, 2012 | 1 Comments

Dragged the chef in my life on a food recognizance mission in Ottawa's Hindonburg neighbourhood. Target: Art is In Bakery's wearhouse kitchen/retail outlet, or as I like to call it Club Bread, where...

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The Red Apron, Good Food is Good Business

March 5, 2012 | 2 Comments

The recently expanded Red Apron, is among my favourite food outlets in Ottawa's downtown core. Selling their own brand of sophisticated comfort food for pick-up or delivery, Jennifer Heagle and business partner Jo-Ann Laverty...

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Nutella, in the convenient new size

February 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Food Gypsy Editor Astrid Deslandes was THRILLED to find that Nutella now comes in a new convenient size. "Wow, finally a jar that will last a WEEK" she declared upon spying the 5 kilogram...

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Get ready Ottawa, Chef Lynn Crawford, chef and owner of Ruby Watchco in Toronto, and celebrity chef on the Food Network’s Pitchin’ In and Restaurant Makeover, is cooking for you next Friday night and kicking...

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