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The Question of Foie Gras

January 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

In France, consuming foie gras is not a question of ethics, there’s no quibbling over whether we should have it or boycott its very existence.  The debate is: how much foie gras do we need?...

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A Taste of Burgundy, The Holidays in France

January 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

This holiday season we made a pilgrimage to France, for a taste of Burgundy.  It was a journey home for the Chef in my life, time to connect with family, to breath the air of the French countryside and...

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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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Our intrepid traveler, Food Gypsy Editor, Astrid DesLandes (aka: The French Girl) is just returned from gallivanting though the French countryside, enjoying more than just wine in bottles (who knew!), now sends us a...

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Postcards from France ~

April 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Fab Food Gypsy Editor, Astrid DesLandes (aka: The French Girl) is currently gallivanting though the French countryside, there appears to be wine involved....

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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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Food Gypsy welcomes a few new faces in the kitchen this month as we expand the conversation to offer you more.  More voices, from more places and fresh perspectives. First up, Sandi Harrison (aka Sandi Joy)...

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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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Old Havana with Food Gypsy

February 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

Whisking you away to Old Havana for a little video Foodie Escapism on a Friday. The people, the food, the culture of Cuba's Old Havana... there may have been rum involved. ...

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A sad piece of news from south of the border reached me this weekend, Ed Hoffman, proprietor of Cantina Habanero & JJ’s Cantina in Puerto Morelos, Mexico passed away suddenly on January 14th, 2011. He...

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Three Cups of Coffee – Mornings by Food Gypsy

October 25, 2010 | 2 Comments

More than caffeine, coffee is a morning ritual for me. The smell of it, the way it fills the room with a warm, heavy aroma. In my travels through Central America, I thrilled...

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Roatan, Honduras.  No plans.  No reservations.  No local currency and not a care in the world.  I never travel like that.  I’m a planner.  I like to know.  I like to think about it and...

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