Reads & Resources

Many Canadians, and food lovers around the world, know Chef Michael Smith from his television shows on Food Network Canada; Chef Michael’s Kitchen, Chef at Home and Chef Abroad. We’ve seen him as a judge...

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Fool Magazine – Serious Food Inspiration

January 26, 2015 | 4 Comments

What do you get for the chef who has everything?  He’s got gadgets, powders and blades a plenty, a home library filled with extraordinary titles from chefs across the globe, what are the odds of a...

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Before there was Stewart, Lawson or Oliver, before anyone had heard of Morimoto or Batali, there was Child. No one, not even Julia Child herself, could have predicted the impact and legacy that has...

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Grace’s Sweet Life – Cookbook Review

July 30, 2012 | 1 Comments

Grace’s Sweet Life, a go-to special occasion cookbook featuring a stunning cross-section of handmade Italian desserts; new from Canada's Grace Langlois. ...

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Celebrating Julia with JC100

June 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

You may notice a new badge on Food Gypsy this week as we join the voices celebrating what would have been Julia Child's 100th birthday in August of this year! JC100 is a...

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Chef Lynn Crawford's Pitchin' In, 100 Great Recipes From Simple Ingredients, is a refreshingly, simple take on food that is at once personal, conversational and very well informed. A must have cookbook for the...

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Inspiration, by the book…

June 28, 2011 | 4 Comments

Life and it's shifts are not always constant. Shift happens, sometimes rapidly and you suddenly find yourself questioning personal direction. This week I found new inspiration between the pages of a classic cookbook....

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Inspiration is something that often comes in fleeting glimpses and yet, the right inspired thought, work or action can sustain us for a week, a day, a year, and knowing where that well of inspiration is,...

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The cuisine creator behind The Tempest Restaurant in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Chef Michael Howell knows seafood. Growing up in Chester, Nova Scotia, and graduate of the Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago, his travels...

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