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In praise of the “hole in the wall”

In Canada, Cuisine, Toronto by 1 Comment

I love going out to eat, and I love the thrill of fine dining, with its presentation, rare ingredients, and technically difficult preparations. But fine dining is like theatre: sometimes I’m just not in the mood, sometimes I don’t have the time, and sometimes my wallet is empty except for a few lonely moths. At these times, it is pretty …

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On the trail of the butter tart

In Canada, Cuisine by Lenore NewmanLeave a Comment

As I am here in Southern Ontario I thought I would check out one of Canada’s very few home-grown recipes: the butter tart. Butter tarts are described as a pioneer food, which makes some sense as they are made of relatively common ingredients that would have been found in early Canadian kitchens, and they are typical of the high energy …