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Feeding the Dragon – A Lucky Lunch

Among the things I find interesting about the culture of cuisine is the underlying symbolism behind food and no where is that more relevant than in Asia. Some call it superstition and cast it aside but I have long enjoyed the interpretation it brings to the kitchen, the table and the daily practice of feeding ones self; body, mind and spirit.
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Gospel of Gert, recipe book - Food Gypsy

The Gospel of Gert – A Family History of Food

As technology reaches deeper into our lives and processed everything threatens to consume us, we seek comfort in the simplicity of what once was. Is it any wonder that the Cameron Family’s most treasured possession is Gertrude Cameron’s family recipe book, lovingly referred to as “The Gospel of Gert”.
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Shawartz's Deli, Montreal - Food Gypsy

Montreal’s Deli Religion – Schwartz’s & Chenoy’s

Montrealer's have strong opinions about the smoked meat they love. Some revere Schwartz's other's Lester's, Reuben's, Dunn's, Chenoy's or Pete's Smoked Meat. Each with their own spicing, smoking and steaming techniques it's like arguing which temple to worship at. A day trip to Montreal takes me into the heart of Canadian deli tradition.
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Cuba Market, boy with pineapple - Food Gypsy

Cuban Flavour – FRESH!

On my Life from Scratch journey Mexico was rest.  Belize, recreation.  And Cuba?  Rebellion?  Revolution?  Nope.  Resolution. Resolved to find the food that fuels its lovely people, the food that sustains its pulsating beat, I was determined to find -…

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Bananarama Beach, Roatan - Food Gypsy

The Best and… The Rest

"In the 1920s, Ernest Hemingway learned something about "bad luck" and getting kicked by life. He was struggling to make his mark as an author when disaster struck. He lost a suitcase containing all his manuscripts.
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