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The last time Will & Kate came to Canada

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Chef Katie Mitzel treats her guests like royalty – and some even are. Read more

Watch & Learn: John van der Lieck of Oyama Sausage is the charcuterie king of Vancouver

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John van der Lieck of Vancovuer’s Oyama Sausage is a fifth generation charcuterie craftsman. His heritage is German and Dutch, but his passion for gastronomy reaches internationally. Read more

Best Bar None encourages establishments to clean up their act

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Manchester, England knows a thing or two about drinkers. The northern English city, known for its rowdy football supporters (think ManU and ManCity), continues to be the scene of many a good “piss-up,” as the Brits like to say. Read more

Watch & Learn – Candela turns tiny into terrific

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Pulling inspiration and, more importantly, big flavours from a range of exotic countries, this Calgary chef is serving up small plates that customers find irresistible. Read more

7 top tips to make your remote resto a destination

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Running a restaurant of note at an outfitters’ paradise is a dream come true for Janis Lavoie and Sylvain Audet. Le Champêtre (The Countryside) is quickly gaining favour with both tourists and locals at the idyllic Pourvoirie des Îles du Lac Duparquet in Abitibi-Ouest. Read more

Resto’s 3 top tips to feed your diners well

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Marlene Kenley and Ryan Hayes recently celebrated their first anniversary as co-owners of Resto Urban Dining. Read more

Winning over golfers – and others – with healthy cuisine

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The healthy, outdoor living of golfers doesn’t necessarily carry over to their meals at a clubhouse, but a culinary couple in Malartic, 20 kilometres west of Val d’Or, Québec, is successfully changing appetites... Read more

Watch & Learn: David Hawksworth upscales his menu with caviar

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Chef David Hawksworth likes caviar, so he’s happy to have a local source for his eponymous restaurant – and his own habit... Read more

Watch & Learn: Curtis Luk packs a seasonal, local, shareable punch

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Ever since Top Chef Canada competitor Curtis Luk took over as chef at The Parker in Vancouver, he’s upped the focus on local and seasonal produce. And it’s all vegetarian, all the time. Read more

Alley Burger’s top 3 tips to keep on truckin’

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Our saga started with tweets inviting customers to the alley behind our restaurant, CHARCUT Roast House. They’d ring a bell, pay cash and be on their way with a great burger. It was fun – and popular. Within a few months up to 350 people were lining up. We even trended on Yahoo. Read more