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July 2009 Archives

Shadows of the Irish Famine

By Kevin Yarr, CBCNews.ca

The disease that led to the crash of the potato harvest in Ireland in the 1840s still haunts farmers in the 21st century.

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Canucks snubbed in new international top-chefs book

By Jessica Wong, CBCNews.ca

Members of Canada's culinary community are outraged that Canada's been left out of a forthcoming book about the world's top emerging chefs, billed as a guide to "the most exceptional talent in the international restaurant world."

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Fancy fast food

By Andree Lau, CBCNews.ca

I know it seems all I do is talk about greasy food, and fast food, and greasy, fast food. So... here I go again.

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Roundup: Forks without knives, a vinophile's dream job, a venti pint

By Tara Kimura, CBCNews.ca

A growing number of consumers shopping for flatware are opting not to purchase the matching knives to their forks, according to an article in the Guardian.

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An ode to the cottage

By Amber Hildebrandt, CBCNews.ca

A week away from my fave foodie columnists, bloggers and tweeters and you'd think that I'd shrivel up like a Sunmaid raisin from lack of a gastronomic fix.

I was off at the family cottage, located on an island far away from the convenience of a grocery store.

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The French Paradox: 5 reasons

By Kevin Yarr, CBCNews.ca

The French eat lots of high-fat food but remain thin - this is known as the French paradox. There are no definitive answers to this conundrum, but I just got back from France and have some observations.

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Bon voyage, bon appetit

By Jessica Wong, CBCNews.ca

Not having travelled a great deal, road trips and vacations still get my heart racing and my mouth watering.

Earlier this spring, I took my first major train trip and was pleasantly surprised with the tasty dinner I received: a roasted veggie kabob app, mixed greens, steamed salmon with peppers and potatoes, and a blueberry panna cotta for dessert. (Not to mention the coffee, digestif and chocolate mousse cup after dinner proper!)

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