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Richmond Station's Carl Heinrich Gets Grilled On Menu Crafting, Wine And Winning

(1) Comments | Posted December 5, 2013 | 5:43 AM

When it comes to cooking, chef Carl Heinrich says he doesn't like taking risks. But that didn't stop him from taking a huge risk by letting me — someone with zero formal culinary experience — work in his kitchen.

Granted, it’s hardly a normal night at

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Rob Feenie Gets 'Grilled': Cactus Club Cafe Chef On Travel, Pizza And Blowfish

(0) Comments | Posted November 21, 2013 | 1:05 PM

You may know Rob Feenie as the first Canadian to win on "Iron Chef America" after defeating the show's in-house chef, Masaharu Morimoto, in a culinary duel.

But that was back in 2005.

Since then, Feenie has gone on to publish recipe books, create, own and cook...

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Why I Failed To Travel Without Using My Smartphone

(2) Comments | Posted October 23, 2013 | 12:41 PM

It's a Thursday night in Tel Aviv and despite my best efforts to dress for a few hours of bar hopping, I feel incredibly naked.

Wallet? Yup. Underwear? Oh yeah. Shoes? I've got both of them.

The one thing I'm missing is my phone. It's locked away in a hotel...

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Roger Mooking Gets 'Grilled' On Savour Stratford, Music And Pringles Curse

(0) Comments | Posted September 26, 2013 | 12:42 PM

Roger Mooking shuffles his feet a few feet away from the stage at a Stratford cooking demo, much like the way an actor psyches himself up before an opening act.

It’s fitting, considering he’s about to perform in the small Ontario town well regarded for...

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Chef Michael Smith Gets 'Grilled' On P.E.I., Foraging, And The Olympics Of Cooking

(12) Comments | Posted July 3, 2013 | 4:55 PM

He was born in New York, but chef Michael Smith is as Canadian as the local cattails he forages for in his home province of Prince Edward Island.

Smith, possibly the world's tallest chef, first made his mark on the Canadian province while working the Inn...

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'72 Hours': Five Things Learned In The Backwoods Of Ontario

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2013 | 2:46 PM

If you're reading this right now, there's a good chance you live a comfortable life. Sure, life could be better -- a bigger house, maybe a nicer car -- but on the flip side, life could be a lot worse. How much worse, you ask? Let's say you were transported...

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New Duty-Free Rules: Canadians Can Take Home More From Abroad Starting June 1

(29) Comments | Posted May 31, 2012 | 12:24 PM

New duty-free rules coming into effect on Friday, June 1, will allow Canadians to bring home more from abroad without paying duties to the federal government.

Though some Canadian retailers are worried the new, looser limits will mean cost them business through increased cross-border shopping, Canadians can look forward to...

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