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Friday Food Blog: Where my food comes from

No, this is not one of those locovore posts where I tell you to eat only within a hundred miles and go visit a slaughterhouse and then go look at your meat in a different way. There’s already a lot of that sentiment out there, and with good reason, so I doubt you need to hear that message from me.…

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Friday Food Blog: Cheater's chana masala

From Food Please excuse the blurry, stalker-esque photo. And yes, I know, today is not Friday. But I’ve been in love with chana dal since attending a Hindu wedding last summer. I first tried the dish during the mendhi celebration, when the groom’s mother prepared it for the women in his family. Instantly, I realized I would have to learn…

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Friday Food Blog: Tomato tamarind curry

From Food This dish came about with wish to bulk up my blood’s iron supply. Thus the lentils and kale, both of which are chock full of iron. I added pork because I had to use up a chop in my fridge, but you could easily go meat-free to make the dish entirely vegan, or deploy some tiny, sweet bay…

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Autumnal Pork Tenderloin

I am blogging this dish because I want to remember it. And also because you should make it. Tomorrow. Inspiration for this dish came from the pears and cranberries which colour it and lend it sweetness. They showed up in my (university-organized!) CSA box, and I had no idea what to do with them. Mike and his partner Lorna suggested…

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And now, a surreal video from Japan about food.

Via Just Hungry, we learn of Air Yakiniku, which is not an airline whose vessels are made solely from grilled beef, but something far, far stranger. Seriously, Lynch and Cronenberg could not have made a creepier ad if they’d tried. Note the total blackness surrounding the characters of the commercial. Note the muted laughter of the “family,” and the Ring-like…

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Food: Strawberry soba salad with ginger and mint

This one’s for Kayleigh, in lieu of a bento box shipped between Ontario and California. I decided to try it after picking up the various ingredients at various points across the city: organic buckwheat-and-taro noodles from a gourmet food shop on College Street, ume-flavoured “drinking vinegar” from a chain drug store, and strawberries and garlic scapes from my local farmers’…

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New album: Food

Food I like taking photos of food. It’s the only way to make it last. Neither my camera nor my skills are necessarily up to the task, but that doesn’t stop me from trying. It would also help if I spent the time to write down my recipes, but I don’t. I mix until it smells or tastes right, and…

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Food: Chocolate Gingerbread Cylons with Spiced Rum Icing

I have to confess. I don’t watch Galactica the way that I should. What episodes I do watch I always enjoy, and I recognize it as one of the few shows on television that’s genuinely empowers its female characters. My friends, however, adore the show, so when I mentioned an interest in baking up some Cylons, there was no going…

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