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Friday Food Blog: Where my food comes from

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. If you really want to know more about the local and organic stances on food, I suggest you visit the…

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Friday Food Blog: Cheater's chana masala

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 how to make it for myself. Although I had come to enjoy Indian cuisine since moving to Toronto (where the…

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Friday Food Blog: Tomato tamarind curry

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 scallops in the final moments of cooking. I also wanted to use up the rest of the tamarind sauce in…

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Autumnal Pork Tenderloin

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 a chutney. Dave said I should stuff a chicken with them. In the end, I wussed out and reached for…

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And now, a surreal video from Japan about food.

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 circle of the grill on the laptop. This is either a brilliant viral ad for yakiniku sauce, or a subtly…

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Food: Strawberry soba salad with ginger and mint

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’ market. As such, it’s the first dish I’ve made that’s built around the ingredients, rather than a style of preparation….

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"?oyfriend" at EscapePod

"?oyfriend" at EscapePod

Good news! One of my stories has made it to Escape Pod! That means that someone, somewhere will get to read aloud about romantically-inclined mobile phone apps, and post-prom chicken fights in hot tubs. Good news all ’round, I say. Special thanks to Dave for encouraging me to submit the story. I was so pleased about this news that I spent extra time in the kitchen, today: From Food From Food Above, you’ll find the bento I’m taking with me…

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New album: Food

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 eat it. You’ll notice a lot of the same elements (tomatoes and spinach), and little coverage of baked goods (which…

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Food: Chocolate Gingerbread Cylons with Spiced Rum Icing

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 back.