North America

The Petite Rivière Vineyard is an unexpected vision of Bordeaux on a winding country road on Nova Scotia’s South Shore.  The stucco sided building with deep-set windows, poised to overlook the vines is surrounded by...

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The Moore Farm (La Ferme Moore), an ambitious agricultural, ecology, education center with a built-in farmers market and farm-to-table bistro, set on 88 acres of heritage farm land in the heart of Gatineau.  It’s new,...

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Canadian Maple Syrup, lead - FG

As Canadian as Maple Syrup!

April 16, 2015 | 2 Comments

Spring.  Time to watch the sap run and consume the sticky stuff that’s become synonymous with all things Canadian.  Knock it off the bucket list, a truly Canadian maple syrup experience  – welcome to Sugarbush....

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Tangled Garden, preserves - Food Gypsy

Wolfville Nova Scotia, A Foodie Tour

July 28, 2014 | 22 Comments

Wine, cheese, extraordinary preserves, a garden estate, a great cup of coffee and three tourist stops you won’t want to miss.  Explore Wolfville, Nova Scotia as only an insider can, with a little Foodie Tour!...

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Mateus, Asparagus Tart - Food Gypsy

Mateus Bistro – A Pearl In Mahone Bay, NS

July 14, 2014 | 10 Comments

Tucked into a quaint heritage home along the waterfront in picturesque Mahone Bay, Mateus Bistro is a precious pearl in the Nova Scotia dining scene. It seems everywhere we go people want to show off...

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This weekend we wandered through the shops of the Atwater Market in search of spring.  Produce was light, outdoor stalls were few but the shopping is still good for those with an eye for quality and taste....

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PDC, Plogue à Champlain - Food Gypsy

Au Pied de Cochon – Extreme Gourmet

April 15, 2013 | 9 Comments

The slippery slope of gourmet gluttony  is a downward tumble into a pit of decadent debauchery at Au Pied de Cochon in the capable hands of Montreal Chef, Martin Picard.  The long, narrow room is simple and almost minimalist.   Polished wood tables and black bistro chairs...

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Lamp Chops - Food Gypsy

Lost In Menu Translation

August 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Eating light takes on a whole new meaning with this menu we spotted in the heart of Old Montreal. I love a good gastronomic giggle due to bad translation. Now, how would you...

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Montrealer's have strong opinions about the smoked meat they love. Some revere Schwartz's other's Lester's, Reuben's, Dunn's, Chenoy's or Pete's Smoked Meat. Each with their own spicing, smoking and steaming techniques it's like...

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The Savvy Cajun…

March 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Cab divers are an excellent source of information when traveling. Upon arrival at any location, I cross my fingers and hope for passable English, and then pursue a rapid-fire question and answer session on the...

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In the heart of Wolfville, Nova Scotia, on the shores of the Minas Basin where the tides roll back to reveal the long, red, mud flats - is a whirling little restaurant called The Tempest....

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It smells good. No, strike that, it does not smell good, it smells fantastic. With a kitchen this creative and ingredients this pure, the Wooden Monkey thrills the senses from the moment you...

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