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The Canadian-Irish Connection

March 17th was a special day in our home when I was growing up in Toronto. Since my granddad was from Belfast, my mother...

Head cheese ( Brawn)

Giò Thủ is one of the traditional snacks made around Tết, especially in northern Vietnam, to celebrate the New Year. Ingredients : 500g pig...

Miso Salmon Recipe

miso salmon recipe
I ordered Miso Salmon recently for the first time and fell in love with it. I never thought to cook with miso, even though...

The Charm Of Candied Fruits

On a spring day, nothing is more relaxing than enjoying a cup of tea together with candied fruits. Today, people seem to have candied...

La Vong Grilled Fish

Chả Cá Lã Vọng
Ingredients 1kg snakehead fish or 1 whole catfish Spices: 2 tsp. lesser galangal (squeeze to get juice) 4 tsp. fermented rice (mẻ, leached) 2 tsp....

Turkey And Holiday Side That Are A Main Event

Foodies across the country are beginning to shake off recipes that call for fussy, hard to find ingredients. Instead, they are looking for products...

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with Stuffing Croutons

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with Stuffing Croutons
After holidays such as Thanksgiving or Christmas we always have a lot of leftovers. I’ve gotten creative in the last few years about making...

Phu Yen Steamed Rice Cake

In Vietnamese cuisine, ‘Bánh Bèo’ (literally water fern cake) is a type of steamed rice cake that is popular across the country. It is...

Bourbon 101

Let’s get one thing clear. Vietnamese Bourbon Arabica from Dalat has no connection to bourbon, the whiskey exclusively distilled in the United States. The...

Mini Pumpkin Pies

Mini Pumpkin Pies
My favorite season has to be fall. I love the colorful leaves, I can wear smart scarves and cute boots and, of course, eat...