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Food: May 2012 Archives

Tobago's "dancing chef" at A Taste of the Caribbean

Blue Mango.jpgBring out the callaloo and the rum!

"A Taste of the Caribbean" is an annual day-long festival in Montreal, featuring dance, steel drum and calypso bands, award-winning rums and an all-you-can-eat buffet. 

Chef Rebecca Nedd is one of five visiting chefs. She's from the tiny fishing village of Castara in Tobago. Rebecca is also the co-owner of Blue Mango Cottages in Tobago where she serves up local roots specialties at The Clay Kitchen Restaurant.  She spoke with Sonali Karnick before Sunday's event at the Bonsecours Market.

(photo,left, courtesy of Blue Mango Cottages) 

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BBQ and beer : Ted Reader's match made in heaven

Beerlicious.jpgIt's wedding season but for Ted Reader that perfect union is beer and barbecue.

(The award-winning chef and cookbook author even has a man-cave with two beer fridges.)

But in his new cookbook Beerlicious, the king of the grill goes way beyond beer-can chicken.

Recipes such as the Leffe Brune Peanut Brittle BBQ Rub and Rolling Rock catfish are just one of a hundred creative combinations he's come up with.

Ted Reader joins Sonali Karnick in studio.

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"Moutarde Chou," visiting Quebec's casse-croûtes

Moutarde Chou.jpgEveryone remembers their favourite snack-shack, or casse-croute, which many of us as kids went to and were able to enjoy a good "hot-dog steamé" and a poutine. They are scattered all over Quebec.

Freelance lifestyle journalist, Emilie Villeneuve and her friend of 15 years, Olivier Blouin, created a representation and history of the best casse-croutes in Quebec in their newly released book, "Moutarde Chou". They travelled over 7000 kilometres in order to find the best hamburgers, hot-dogs and poutine and really get to the real personalities behind the wonderful and reputable restaurants.

Emilie put her fork down and spoke with Sonali Karnick.

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