“Fed Up” The Movie

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I recently attended the Vancouver premiere of "Fed Up" the new documentary narrated by Katie Couric, and was pleased to hear her ringing the alarm bell about the dangerous food products and manufacturing practices that are contributing to, if not … [Read more...]

Gluten-free in Rome

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Looking back, I was surprised and delighted to stumble upon L'oasi del Celiaco in a market just down the hill from Vatican City. the owner, Debora Corvaro, told us that she had only just opened her store catering to those with celiac disease and … [Read more...]

Woman cannot live on Bordeaux & chocolate alone…

Flemish chicken dish at De Poulin, Bruges

...but she can try! And so, try I will and I'm in the perfect place for testing that theory. Brussels, where people consume 12 - 15 kg of chocolate, mostly dark, every year, also has a pretty good supply of Bordeaux from France. Arriving here at … [Read more...]

Paris: Now that’s a dinner party!

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The most unique feature of Jim's Parisian life is the fact that he has held an open dinner party in his home every Sunday night for the past 30 years. Through my network I learned of Jim Haynes, a man who came to Paris from Louisiana some 30 years … [Read more...]

Gluten-free in Palermo

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Coming back from the beach yesterday we almost missed a tiny little gluten-free bakery, Delizie, on Goethe street in Palermo. It was late in the day so some of the shelves were empty but what remained was very appetizing looking. I opted for 2 … [Read more...]

Okanagan ‘Music Garlic’ Adds Life

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"Music for Your Years" Despite the rain and somewhat overcast skies (didn't I leave Vancouver to escape this?), the weather didn't dampen the enthusiasm of the people who came by the Okanagan Garlic booth today at the Kelowna Farmers' … [Read more...]

Gluten-free Travel: Paris

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Mon amie Anne-Sophie kindly sent this link to a terrific post by David Lebovitz, professional chef, award-winning pastry chef, cookbook author, food blogger and writer:  "Gluten-free eating and dining in Paris." This is a rich resource for those … [Read more...]

Wine Tasting Basics

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Written by Broads Abroad Contributor: Tania Thomas of RunawayGrape. This is for all of you wine lovers who do not necessarily wish to take wine classes, but simply learn the basics. Make ordering a bottle in the restaurant or searching for the … [Read more...]

Wine Day Afternoon

Chef Laura and Tania

When a bona fide french gal, a chef and a wine master get together for an afternoon, you can be sure it will be a très bel après-midi! Learn more about: Chef Laura, Runaway Grape.   … [Read more...]

Goats on Roof Market, Coombs, BC

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We stopped here on the way to Qualicum Beach and were so impressed with the great organic local peppers & tomatoes that we stopped again on the way back. The market has an excellent selection of foods and I was especially impressed with the range … [Read more...]