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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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In the food industry in Ottawa for more 30 years, Jo-Ann Laverty is a woman of the kitchen with true grit.  From her beginnings with the Emerald Bakery to her most recent venture (with partner...

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Fool Magazine #5, Cover - FG

Fool Magazine – Serious Food Inspiration

January 26, 2015 | 5 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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Cast Iron Pork Roast - Food Gypsy

Caring for Cast Iron, Now You’re Cookin’!

November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cold weather cooking just screams cast iron, with it’s superior heat retention and iron friendly health benefits, cast iron is a solid kitchen investment.  Caring for cast iron is the key to cooking with it,...

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Life has a funny way of always working out, putting us in the right spot, at exactly the right time, for all the right reasons.  Fight it all you want, but you’ll never counter the...

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Do you long for a career in the food service industry? Do you spend hours watching The Food Network dreaming that some day you too will grace the stage of Kitchen Stadium, standing toe-to-toe...

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These Hands with Chef Lynn Crawford

January 30, 2012 | 2 Comments

In our recent conversation I asked Chef Lynn Crawford about the two tattoos in the center of her palms. "Why does everyone want to know about my tattoos!?" she says with an undertone...

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The long lost installment of our Real Life. Real Butter. Series. Part IV; Work Experience Student Firoz Thanawalla in conversation with Food Gypsy - behind the scenes at Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa, the Production...

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Back Lane Café – A Defined Vision

September 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Another of life’s pleasant detours brought me through the doors of the newly opened Back Lane Café under the wing of one of Ottawa’s best guides. Its artful decor, high ceilings, aged plaster walls,...

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The Gospel of Gert – A Family History of Food

September 13, 2011 | 8 Comments

As technology reaches deeper into our lives and processed everything threatens to consume us, we seek comfort in the simplicity of what once was. Is it any wonder that the Cameron Family’s most treasured possession...

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Double Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cake, reader submitted - Food Gypsy

This One’s for YOU…

September 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

... all our delicious readers. Over the summer we've been thrilled to hear from Food Gypsy readers. Foodie Gypsies far and wide who enjoy a little Gypsy sass now and challenged themselves to...

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American Cooking, Time Life - Food Gypsy

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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